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Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast, 




VOL. XCIV 



SAN FRANCISCO, CAL, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1918 



NO 1 



The SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Freder- 
ick Marriott, 259 Minna Street, near Fourth, San Francisco, Cal. Tele- 
phone Kearny 3594. Entered at San Francisco, Cal., Post-Office as second- 
class mail matter. 

London Office — George Street & Company. 30 Cornhill, E. C. England. 

Matter intended for publication in the current number of the SAN 
FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER should 
be sent to the office not later than 5 p. m. Wednesday. 

Subscription Rates (including postage) — 1 year, $5; 6 months, 52.75. 
Foreign: 1 year 17.50; 6 months, $4.00. Canada: 1 year, 56.25; 6 months, 
53.25. 

In these days of stress every light shines on a Red Cross 



poster. 

"Bloodless"' 

gious misabuse. 



revolutions in Russia continue with conta- 



The New Year starts with an open season for gunners 

to bag the bird of Peace. 

The Kaiser is talking more peace talk than war boasting 

these Cambrai and Verdun days. 

Whatever goes up must come down : this applies dis- 
creetly to the new style of skirts. 

Asbestos whiskers were the most popular adornment 

of the general ready made Santa Claus this season. 

A great many German citizens in this country are in- 
sistent that they have been thoroughly sterilized since the war 
began. 

Very likely the Kaiser would call Lincoln a dunderhead 

for his famous declaration that "You can't fool the people all 
the time." 

Washington advices state that retail prices dropped four 

cents last July. We would like to see the speedometer that reg- 
istered the drop. 

The high cost of Christmas trees this season cut down 

the cornucopias of trappings that usually garnished the candle- 
lighted branches. 

The California Grizzlies, artillery, are preparing for an 

early start abroad. There'll be some roar when they open up 
"somewhere in France." 

The word Bolcheviki is on the war map to stay. It is 

pronounced Bosheviki. and as Bosh it will always be remem- 
bered by this generation. 

Ohio has been hit by a coal famine during cold weather. 

California continues to bask in moderate weather with a small 
water famine for crops in prospect. 

According to a new Congressional law, Alaska went 

dry on New Year's day. California will be the only wet spot 
between that territory and Texas. 

Broadway's Great White Way has at last hit the lightless 

nights. All the nations of the earth now are in semi-darkness 
and are intently watching the daily blaze of pyrotechnics now- 
showering the war zone. 



If the war is going to cost $36,000,000,000 in two years, 

according to Secretary McAdoo, we've all got to dig deeper in 
doing our bit to help the government. 

Jupiter Pluvius is among the mobilized local agencies of 

California for war purposes that is deplorably behind time in 
getting out his annual motor sprinkling tank. 

King Ferdinand of Roumania is reported to be making 

preparations to abdicate. He is following the fashion in that 
line during the present war. Next! Or is there any next ? 

A recent raid on a cold storage plant disclosed nothing 

but ice. As there was a cream plant next door, the secret ser- 
vice agents put two and two together and solved their problem. 

Big department stores of the city have put a special de- 
tail of detectives to watch certain women visitors with knitting 
bags. Shoplifters are using them freely as a camouflage in their 
nipping. 

The woman spy recently arrested in chemically pure 

Los Angeles must surely be a movie spy in disguise. In heav- 
en's name, what is there in Los Angeles for a spy to spy except 
the harbor, and that's sky high. 

Contractors who furnished shoddy hats under a govern- 
ment contract were promptly indicted and imprisoned. They 
should be fed on shoddy, worked on shoddy and buried in 
shoddy when their term is ended. 

In taking over the railroads of the country for mobiliza- 
tion of war purposes the administration at Washington has taken 
a big step in continuing their control, by purchase in bond pay. 
ments, following the close of the war. 

In his probe into the practices of the Chicago packers. 

Attorney Frank Heney uncovered a system of "dummy" offi- 
cials in the stock yards there. It would have been rather rum- 
mey had he failed to produce something. 

Oh. what a battery of gun fire former president of the 

State Board of Control. John Neylan. dropped on the State 
Council of Defense when he resigned from that organization. 
A blow-up of that body is sure to follow. 

The Bolsheviki have given notice of another set-time for 

the allies to attend a peace conference. The Bolsheviki chiefs 
had best watch their dates lest they be out on the cold, cold 
steppes and out of their job when the date is reached. 

A well known prima donna recently slipped on a rug and 

broke her voice there by disabling her from appearing that 
evening at the opera. Such is the luck of the up-to-date impre- 
sario—with all the glue plants commandeered by the govern- 
ment. 

According to a letter from the trenches the soldiers there 

are being fed wholesomely and satisfactorily at the rate of forty 
cents a day. Families in this country holding down their jobs 
would like to get the recipe of how Uncle Sam does it at that 
figure. 




EDITORIAL COMMENT 




Neylan vs. 
Naftzger 



There was no sign of camouflage sur- 
rounding the bomb that former presi- 
dent of the State Board of Control. John 
Neylan, flung into the camp of the State 
Council of Defense, evidently one of the pet organizations of 
Governor Stephens, as regards personnel. The roar of protest 
that the Governor set up is significant, patent and crucial. The 
bomb contained hooks that caught Vice-Chairman and general 
utility man A. H. Naftzger and others who are drawing fat 
salaries for making occasional bluffs that they are daily on the 
firing line to counsel and protect Poppycock attacking California 
in any way. 

As chairman of the board of control Neylan acquired a whole- 
some and all around acquaintance with the State appropriations 
and disbursements. Perhaps he is one of the best informed 
men here in that line of information and when he takes a whack 
at the salaries and other disbursements of the board of control 
the appropriately named council of defense blows up like a 
punctured laughing gas balloon. From the scathing criticism of 
Neylan it is readily inferred that a number of disguised political 
pirates and gangsters have insinuated themselves through politi- 
cal pull into the council, quietly mixed themselves with some of 
the most prominent financiers, business and professional men 
of the State who are members of the council. How much of this 
kind of camouflage was practiced has not developed. Its a 
pretty mess at the best and will make a bad impression in the 
East, especially at Washington where even the dollar a year 
multi-millionaires are doing their bit zealously and conscienti- 
ously. California stands disgraced in this sorry spectacle and 
Governor Stephens should drop all his foolish denials and pro- 
testations in a spurred endeavor to chuck the scaly politicians 
and succubi into the dump. 

The Governor cannot dodge the prime charges of Neylan. 
The latter declares that not a single thing has been accomplished 
that could not have been better accomplished by the regular 
constituted agencies of the State Government. The immediate 
cause of his resignation was the audits of the State Council of 
Defense. "This audit covered a period from April 16th to 
October 31, 1917, which disclosed that $37,850 was expended 
during that period. The allocation of the administrative ex- 
penses between Sacramento. Los Angeles and San Francisco is 
obviously false on its face, and is obviously made for the pur- 
pose of balancing San Francisco 
and Los Angeles and avoiding 
political criticism. Vice-Chairman 
Naftzger is drawing a salary of $500 
a month, $6000 a year — a sum of 
$1000 a year in excess of the salary 
paid the State Controller, the State 
Treasurer or other State officers, 
positions which carry immeasurably 
more responsibility. This in the 
face of the fact that Naftzger is re- 
puted to be a retired capitalist. 
Neylan declares the council is a 
body absolutely without power of 
any kind or character and merely 
occupies a position as an advisory 
committee to the Governor, and the 
Governor advises with it only 
through the medium of an incom- 
petent representative.'' 

It is futile for Governor Stephens 
to retort that Neylan is "doing poli- 
tics" in making the charges. For 
sometime past the public has been 
cognizant that there was something 
supremely wrong in the dried-out 
report and short formal sessions of 
that body that said nothing and did 
nothing of constructive effort. A 
shake-up is needed in the manage- 
ment of the council and the Gov- 



ernor should bestir himself by kicking out the fat salary drones 
and putting in qualified persons who are capable of doing proper 
work for the State. 



The Wounded 
After the War 




The war has developed a crop of new 
problems in business that already is now 
hammering at the door to be passed upon 
by the employers of the country. Among 
them is the employment of disabled men. From a broad view- 
point this question will depend on the numbers of unwounded 
laborers who face employment at the close of the war. Should 
labor be scarce unquestionably such wounded men as were 
capable of handling the job. with whatever makeshifts that were 
necessary, would, of course, be employed. Every wounded 
man with ability to put over a satisfactory job will still be in 
the pay line. 

For this very purpose all the belligerent countries, almost 
since the war began, have introduced scientific practices in 
"rebuilding" disabled men so that they will be able to earn 
a living in some craft or calling. Blind men have been taught 
to write on the typewriter, lame men to telegraph, and the like. 
This re-education of wounded men is attended to till the patient 
passes his examination and is ready for new endeavors, which 
began at the hospital bed. It is accorded that the man was 
injured in the public service and the burden of his welfare is 
upon the public and not upon the future employer or upon the 
wage earners with whom he may compete. He must get all 
he earns and no more. Employers and his fellow workers will 
honor and assist him. But the difference between his real earn- 
ing power and his old income is the amount due him as his 
insurance, plus such other sums as may betoken appreciation 
of his sufferings and honor for his devotion. This re-educa- 
tion is a tremendous task. The work is for a Federal board to 
undertake and direct, even as one board now trains the army, 
another provides airplanes and another builds ships. 

When the government has done its best by these wounded 
men there will be no question how fellow wage earners and 
employers will receive and honor the re-educated producer. 
Men at the head of the industrial plants of the country and 
the general business men will do their bit in employing these 
educated wounded soldiers in such places about the plants or 
stores in which they may exercise all the mental and physical 
talents they have for use in their 
employment. All this comes of a 
finer spirit and more wholesome 
mental and spiritual surroundings, 
one of the by-products of devas- 
tating war. 



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Vigilants After 
Qerman Spies 



FISHERMAN'S LUCK 

— Morris in the New York Evening Mail 



The Ameri- 
can Defense 
Society, with 
headquarters 
in New York, is out with a net and 
determination to round up all sus- 
picious enemy aliens, disloyal Pa- 
cifists and pro-German vermin mas- 
querading in this country. It is 
calculated that there are several 
millions of them, including Turks. 
Austrians. Bulgarians and the vari- 
our Teutonic specimens, every one 
of which is considered a possible 
enemy. Unofficial announcement 
has already been made at Wash- 
ington that the Government is pre- 
paring to register all these alien 
enemies of this country. Behind 
this extremely important movement 
in defense are such men as David 
J. Hill, president of the organiza- 
tion and former Ambassador to 
Germany; Robert Bacon, former 



January 5, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



Ambassador to France; Perry Belmont, vice-president of the 
Navy League; Charles J. Bonaparte, ex-attorney-general of the 
United States; Hudson Maxim and Theodore Roosevelt. 

Mayor Rolph has been asked to co-operate with New York 
headquarters by adopting a plan for organizing a vigilance 
corps, whose duty it shall be to co-operate with the Government 
in running down every person suspected of disloyalty, and of 
collecting as much information as it is possible to place at 
the disposal of the Government as soon as it shall be called 
for. 

Recently the New York committee has discovered that the 
German method of propaganda which was so effective in de- 



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stroying the morale in Italy, Russia and Roumania is now being 
largely employed in this country with success. The propaganda 
is even artfully circulated among the recruits in the prepara- 
tory camps of this country. For this and other like reasons 
every form of vigilance should be taken to prevent further 
headway of these traitorous practices. The slogan of the 
American Defense Society is: "Serve at the Front or Serve 
Home." For those loyal people at home this is an opportunity 
to do their bit in vigilantly watching the zone wherein they 
live and comb over the real character of any suspicious char- 
acters of foreign extraction that may reside therein, and report 
any suspects to the mayor. 



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TOWN CRIER 



The infamous work of German spies, like those of 

crooked detectives, usually depends on how much is paid for 
the service. The abnormal expenditures of the Huns in this 
line of endeavor to prostitute the world and bring it prostrate 
to the foot of Germany has roused the bold and savage cupidity 
of the agents in distributing these vast sums. The nifty lot of 
Hun spies in this country and abroad have destroyed a vast 
amount of property, and it has cost almost as much in destroy- 
ing as it will cost the owners to rebuild it. All this piracy under 
Old Nick's advice has so affected these Hun agents that they 
conscientiously reserve for themselves a large proportion of the 
fund, frequently fifty per cent. The subordinates who are ex- 
pected to do the dirty work sometimes reneg and skip with the 
money. The Kaiser planted a huge fund in Switzerland in an 
endeavor to corrupt certain publications in Paris; a scandal 
developed; the Paris authorities investigated, and eventually 
seized the treasure and jailed the conspirators. Like reports of 
agents pocketing big percentages come from Argentine, where 
Germany is striving to bribe officials in authority to start a 
revolution in several of the southern states, part of a plot to 
organize an independent republic there under the protection of 
Germany. The blood money of the Huns makes a certain 
showing of destruction in the world these days, but it is im- 
mensely costly considering results. In these mascerated war 
days there is a limit even to lying, striving and bribing. 

Gradually the authorities at Washington are speeding up 

their efforts to round up the food pirates and check their evil 
practices. It's a good work, and the more expeditiously it is 
forced the better for the poor of the country. The food vam- 
pires have made a fat clean up since the war began and have 
got away with their thievings. Hope is strong that Uncle Sam 
will eventually catch them, if the devil don't. Practically every 
line of food dealers, from hangouts to hotels, that have on hand 
more than $250 worth of foodstuffs must at once report to the 
Bureau of Markets of the Department of Agriculture. Wash- 
ington, giving a detailed statement of their holdings on De- 
cember 31 last, as compared with their holdings on the same 
day last year. Blank schedules have been sent to these hold- 
ers of foodstuffs to fill out and return to Washington as soon 
as possible. Uncle Sam may have some trouble in rounding 
these knaves up. There are many dodgers on the list, some 
will escape naturally in the wild scramble, but by and large 
the most of them will have to face the inquest. 

Hun deviltry was illustrated this week by an ingenious 

plan by which they anticipated to blow up a a number of Ger- 
man sailing vessels interned in a Mexico port and being manned 
by American sailors. According to the story the German sailors, 
before their removal to land, had cunningly planted dynamite 
at the bases of the masts in such a way that the explosion was 
guaranteed when the American sailors made use of the mast< 
shortly after putting to sea. The Germans were so elated over 
their trick that they told it to some of their compatriots who 
had settled in Mexico. Several resident Germans told their 
native wives of the "joke." who took pains to have it carried 
to Mexico headquarters, whence the story was wired to Wash- 
ington. An inquiry was promptly made by representatives of 
this county in Mexico, and the investigators "killed" the chance 
of an explosion. The Government is now negotiating with 
Mexico to acquire the twelve interned German schooners tem- 
porarily for the use of the United States shipping board. 



_ Los Angeles has waked up again to splash the globe 

with another ingenious poster to advertise the Angel city. This 
week saw one of the exclusive clubs there release its forty 
waiters for war purposes and replace them with the finest col- 
lection of forty blooming and beautiful faces, tastily coiffured, 
manicured, and uniformed in fetching manner to ornament the 
dining room, that ever came over the pike. Their appearance 
was a monumental, permeating and decorous success. In this 
one flash of genius, not in the pan, as usual, Los Angeles has 
made history and has moved up to San Francisco on the roll of 
fame by some twenty-seven steps, a big jump for the inland 
city with a harbor tied to a string reaching out three miles where 
the breakers break trying to reach a canal connection with the 
city of the Angels, God bless "em all. Anyway the club is ex- 
traordinarily peacock proud of its battery of beautiful uniformed 
waitresses, and the chances are that if the war knocks the bot- 
tom out of the cash chest of the club that the latter will likely 
put the battery of waitresses on the theatrical circuit, pay off 
its indebtedness, and at the same time win an international 
reputation. 



MAYOR ROLPH IN THE EAST. 

Mayor Rolph. having gotten his official family into satis- 
factory shape, is on his way East on special business. Just 
what this business is has not been announced, and his nearest 
friends, when asked, shrug their shoulders and explain that 
the Mayor needs a little rest and he is planning to take it in 
riding around the big circle in a railroad train. In the Palace 
lobby the pollies are swinging between two points in attempt- 
ing to solve the question. One bunch declares that the Mayor 
is still gunning to bring Hunter's Point into the limelight again 
as a site for the local naval base — if he finds that there is the 
slimmest chance that Oakland has not perfectly spiked down 
that big enterprise. The other suggestion is that he has a new 
big shipping idea and wants to get into proper touch with the 
"big fellows" in the East in that line, who may care to go into 
the deal. The consensus of opinion is that the Mayor doesn't 
seem to take any "natural interest in the forthcoming race for 
Governor." Those about headquarters say they never hear 
that question mentioned. 



-Considering the fact that the Techau Tavern. San Fran- 



cisco's highest class family cafe and restaurant, was packed 
from cellar to roof on New Year's eve with merrymakers there 
was absolutely no confusion nor any diminution in the Tavern's 
usual excellent service, and each and every one in attendance 
voted the evening one of extreme pleasure. Until further notice 
the Tavern will continue its feature ( introduced several months 
ago) of presenting each afternoon to the ladies in attendance 
from 25 to 35 large bottles of Stearns' Suprema toilet water. 
and in the evening after each souvenir dance Le Lilas de 
I perfume favors to the ladies, and a large box of Mela- 
chrino cigarettes to the gentlemen. 



Andrew Carnegie was once asked which he owisideied 

to be the most important factor in industry — labor, capital or 
brains? The canny Scot replied, with a merry twinkle in his 
eye. "Which is the most important leg of a three-legged stool?" 
— Christian Register. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 5, 1918 




A "New" New Year's Celebration. 

The crowd on the street, the serpentine, the confetti, the 
blare of horn, the toot of whistle, the din and uproar of other 
years were all there in the farewell to 1917. but there was the 
deeper note of serious responsibility as well, and not a toast 
to the New Year was airily tossed off. "Peace with Victory" 
was the burden of every toast, and that is not one that can be 
lightly spoken. 

In the smart set the New Year's celebration was not marked 
by any of the splendid private entertainments that in former 
years have given the belles an embarrassment of choice. There 
were any number of people who kept "open house," but there 
were none of the big balls that in former years sent the old 
year out in the style magnifique ! 

In almost every window in the fashionable district there is 
now a service flag, testifying that one or more members of 
that family have gone into the service of the country, and 
where that flag flies the passing of the old year, somehow, 
could not be set to dance music. 

© © © 

The Welches Open New Home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Welch were among those who kept 
"open house," hundreds of guests streaming through the spa- 
cious rooms of their new town house all afternoon. The house 
has been in the course of construction for over two years. Mrs. 
Welch having taken several trips east to select the furnishings, 
and the finished product delighted all their friends. 

Mrs. Welch belongs to one of the old Spanish families, 
grandees who reigned here in the days before the Gringoes 
came. and. unlike most of the Dons, her father held on to his 
possessions after the acquisitive Yankee took possession. The 
new home is built in the Spanish style, with a lovely patio, and 
combines most of the attractive features of a country home, 
although the Welches have one of the show places down the 
peninsula. However, they can afford any number of estates, 
their coffers bulging with gold which unsought war brides 
came bearing as gifts. 

© © © 

Pouf! A Mere Trifle in Powder. 

About a year after the war a group of friends, so the story 
goes, were discussing Du Pont powder stock. Mrs. Welch was 
only moderately interested in the conversation, and tried to 
turn the talk into other channels. But the men kept dragging 
it back to Du Pont. Finally Mrs. Welch remarked that that 
name was so familiar to her she thought either her father used 
to know Du Pont or else he had some stock — yes, now that she 
thought of it, she did believe there were some shares of that 
name bundled away somewhere in a safe deposit vault! 

It was worth looking up. There were Du Pont shares there 
— enough of them, rumor runs, to add almost another million 
to the already sufficient family funds. 

© © © 
Enter Mrs. Peter Martin. 

Mrs. Eleanor Martin was another hostess who kept -"open 
house" all New Year's day, friends from civilian life and the 
army posts hereabouts dropping in to pay their respects to 
Mrs. Martin. The advent of Mrs. Peter Martin that morning 
lent interest to those who have never lost their curiosity in 
the eccentric proceeding of the "Lily," whose eccentricity does 
not take the form of neglecting to protect her interest in the 
Martin estate. 

The Martins are likewise among those who have profited 
greatly during the last year, their Oregon holdings having 
yielded enormous crops of wheat and the price of that com- 
modity having soared reasonably in spite of food commis- 
sions. 

Mrs. Martin's husband handed down to his family a strip 
of land that runs practically from one end of Oregon to the 
other, and. although it was not considered worth paying taxes 
on in those days, the family held on to it. and in recent years 



it has been their best security for keeping the monogram of 
every individual member of the family embossed on a limou- 
sine. 

Mrs. Peter Martin has not regained the slenderness of her 
youth, but she has lost much avoirdupois, and is looking much 
handsomer than when she was last out here. There is no sign 
on the horizon of the German Duke, or Prince, who was sup- 
posed to be her favored royal suitor when last her affairs were 
published. 

© © © 
Exit Mrs. Walter Martin? 

Now that Mrs. Peter Martin has arrived on the scene the 
gossips whisper that if her stay is to be lengthy Mrs. Walter 
Martin will find some good excuse for moving. The Walter 
Martins have been living with Mrs. Eleanor Martin this win- 
ter, while their new home in Burlingame is being built. Mrs. 
Martin had to return to the hospital for a few weeks after the 
advent of her young son. but she is now entireley recovered. 
The baby is the admired of all their friends, and, considering 
that the young man gets so much attention, he is said to be a 
very estimable and unspoiled young person. 

Mrs. Walter Martin and Mrs. Peter Martin have not shown 
any hectic desire for each others society for several years, 
and even Mrs. Eleanor Martin's clever massaging of the fam- 
ily wrinkles will not prove adequate to keep the two in the 
same house, according to the gossips, if Mrs. Peter decides to 
prolong her visit. 

Mrs. Downey Harvey, who is spending the winter at the 
Palace Hotel, is one of the few members of the family who 
has maintained an uninterrupted friendship with Lily Oelrichs 
Martin. For the most part that lady has so offended local so- 
ciety that she is persona grata with few of the fashionables, 
and her advent will not be the signal for preparing a wide wel- 
come in Burlingame. 

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Emily Pope's Engagement. 

The holiday surprise in the matter of engagements came in 
notes from Miss Emily Pope to her relatives and friends here 
announcing her betrothal to Lieutenant Mosley Taylor, who is 
now in France with the American aviation squad. Lieutenant 
Taylor has visited here a number of times, and is therefore 
well known in the younger set. An older brother married Miss 
Daisy Van Ness, a sister of Mrs. William Denman. and Mrs. 
Horace Pillsbury is his sister, so the family ramifications 
touched these parts even before this present engagement ce- 
mented the ties to San Francisco. 

The Popes are now in the east and Mrs. Horace Pillsbury 
is likewise visiting her father, so the engagement announce- 
ment was made at a family dinner in the Taylor home in 
Boston. Miss Pope is one of the handsome girls in the 
younger set. She is the distinguished type, while her mother 
is a fairy like person, of flower like beauty which the years 
have never blighted in spite of the fact that Mrs. Pope, who 
looks like a debutante, now finds herself with an engaged 
daughter. 

The brief announcement notes give no hint of the imme- 
diate plans of the young couple, but the surmise is that Lieu- 
tenant Taylor will get a furlough to come home, at least long 
enough for the wedding, and as his bride-elect has been doing 
serious Red Cross work preparatory to hospital service in 
France, it may be that she will get a billet to the other side. 



Convenient to all Places of Interest 




LOS ANGELES 

Headquarter* for San Franciacans 
Located opposite beautiful Central Park, in the 
heart of the city, the Clark Is the mosl perfectly 
situated hostelry in Los Angeles. Sverj metro- 
politan convenience, Tariff from $1,50. Free 

auto bus meets all trains. 

655 ROOMS— cin-ii with private bath, 

F. M. HfMMICK, Le»M and Manager 



January 5. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



He-Tailors Taylor. 

In marrying Lieutenant Taylor, Miss Pope"s middle name 
becomes her last name. Her mother was a Miss Taylor, a 
sister of Mrs. George Newhalls, Gus and Will Taylors, but the 
San Francisco Taylor family, while it comes from the same 
family tree probably as the Boston family of that name, is 
not connected so far as recent genealogy shows. 

Every one is waiting with much interest the next step in 
this war romance. 

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The Jacklings' Departure. 

The appointment of Colonel Jackling by the Government 
to take charge of the T. N. T. plants will necessitate their 
residence in the east, so they will not occupy the remodeled 
quarters at the St. Francis which have been the talk of the 
town for so many days. 

On New Year's eve the Jacklings entertained a group of 
friends, including all of Mrs. Jackling's relatives, and this is 
the only affair which will be given in the new quarters, as 
their departure is immediate. It was hoped by her friends 
here that Mrs. Jackling would not leave immediately with her 
husband, as she has just been east, and has undergone an 
operation on her throat since her return. But ever since her 
marriage to the mining magnate she has accompanied him on 
all his trips, even when he left at a moment's notice for the 
ice fields of Alaska, or the sands of New Mexico. Only her 
detention in the hospital prevented her accompanying him east 
on the flying trip, which was really a summons from the Gov- 
ernment to extricate it from the particular problem of T. N. T. 

Mrs. Jackling refuses to listen to the pleadings of her friends 
to defer her departure, and will leave immediately with Colonel 
Jackling for New York, where his work of organization will 
concentrate. The Jacklings have taken magnificent quarters 
for the winter at the St. Regis, although their first plan was to 
lease a house, owing to the difficulty in securing suitable quar- 
ters in New York now, South Americans and newly made 
multis having put a premium on hotel accommodations of any 
splendor. 



Joy with all her shining raiment certainly led Fun and 
Merriment at the Hotel Plaza on New Year's eve. Every table 
in the big dining-room was taken and the gayety was in full 
height long after the midnight hours. The foyer and dining- 
room were beautifully decorated with Christmas and New 
Year's decoration tokens. Huge evergreen bells, trimmed with 
clusters of red berries and ribbons, worked like demons to 
herald in the New Year and give him a welcome on the 
thrones offered in the foyer. The main floor was rich in all 
the abundance of colorful tokens of the holiday season. The 
excellent band of musicians of the hotel contributed captivating 
airs throughout the evening for the dancers in the foyer. Man- 
ager C. A. Gonder and his efficient staff were everywhere dur- 
ing the delightful and joyous night to provide everything nec- 
essary to make the occasion a huge success, which it was in 
every detail. 

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Among prominent arrivals at the Hotel Oakland recently 
are: G. F. Wills and wife. Fresno; Frank H. Norecross. Reno; 
Sherman Leonard. Sacramento; D. Benjamin. Moline. 111.; Mr. 
and Mrs. E. Russ, Camp Lewis; Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Biddle. 
Hanford; Captain and Mrs. W. Halloway. Menlo; Mrs. D. 
Castle. San Francisco; W. Cake Jr. and wife, Portland; W. T. 
Palm and wife. Sacramento; L. E. Pratt and family. New 
York; Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Pryes, San Francisco; J. W. DeWitt 
and wife. Antioch; Mr. and Mrs. H. Blackman. San Francisco; 
William Cooper and wife. Placerville; J. T. Besnon and wife. 
Bakersfield; Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Lyncoln, Pasadena; Mr. and 
Mrs. H. E. Thompson. Pasadena; Mr. and Mrs. M. Reynolds, 
Los Angeles; J. B. Durham and wife. Walla Walla; L. F. 
Breuner. Sacramento; Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Smith. Los Angeles; 
Mr. and Mrs. M. French, Sacramento; W. Buthworth and wife. 
Portland; Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Crellin. Pleasanton; A. B. Cas- 
tleman, Los Angeles; Mrs. H. B. Carter and children. Port- 
land, and Mrs. C. E. Marsh. Tacoma. 

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Among the many guests that registered at the Hotel Plaza. 
and who enjoyed the unique New Year's celebration, there 
were: Mrs. M. Robertson. Fresno; Crocket M. Reddell Jr., 



Faconia; Mrs. Agnes Najareau. Fresno; D. B. Claypool and 
wife, Stockton; Dean E. Carlson and wife, Los Angeles; Dud- 
ley Campbell and wife, Modesto; Mrs. T. Driver and daugh- 
ter, Sacramento; Martha Boggs, New York; C. C. Georgeson 
and wife, S. A. R. A., Alaska; S. V. Leaver and wife. Salt Lake 
City; Miss Juanita Halsey, Santa Cruz; Miss L. Alice Halsey, 
Santa Cruz; Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Collins, New York; Miss 
Martha Blomme, Santa Barbara; Captain Henry Fink, Camp 
Kearney; Mrs. M. B. Van Arnam, Portland; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. 
Sampson, Ogden, Utah; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Martin, San Jose; 
Miss G. B. Cushing, Los Angeles; Dr. J. F. Lynch and wife! 
Martinez; Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Hichcock, Dutch Flat; Miss B. 
Ross, Vallejo; Arthur H. Melberg, Berkeley; Miss Amelia 
Bohl. Miss Eddya Nicholane, Sacramento; Mr. and Mrs. R. 0. 
Bennett, Moose, Ark.; Douglas Bronston, Presidio; Grace 
Paulin, San Francisco; G. O. Latimer. Presidio; J. C. Sachs 
and wife, Duluth; Lieutenant Frank C. Stilwell, Presidio; F. K. 
Hollister, U. S. M. C; Dr. H. Olnwall and family, Hollister; 
Mrs. E. Eighmy, La Cengalos; E. L. Coleman, Goat Island; 
Max Wardell, Camp Fremont; R. H. Bennek, wife and 
daughter, Walnut Creek; Robert Sharp, Presidio. 
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Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Myrtle have closed their home 
in Ross and will pass the winter months in an apartment at 
722 Taylor street. San Francisco. 



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diamonds have greatly increased in value; therefore it must be 
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know they can dispose of it to good advantage at this time. 

Idle money or idle jewelry has no place in the present eco- 
nomic emergency of the country. Convert your unused Jewelry 
into Cash — and buy Liberty Bonds with the proceeds — or what 
you will. At any rate make all your capital work. 

Mr. H. F. Barbier has opened offices in the Head Building, 
and is equipped to handle this branch of the Jewelry business; 
his association with the largest and most responsible Jewelry 
firms in San Francisco for the past 35 years is a guarantee of 
fair and courteous treatment. 



IN THE SIDELIGHT OF THE WAR. 

Lord Beresford. who has been denouncing profiteering in the 
House of Lords, is probably still better known to the general 
public as Admiral Sir Charles Beresford. and to the naval pub- 
lic as "Charlie Beresford." The familiar use of the name in- 
dicates that its possessor has the hearty, positive good nature 
of most great seamen, and this is true. Lord Beresford's bit- 
terness is reserved for England's enemies, and his determination 
to beat these enemies, and to rid England of all German taint 
has brought him lately into friendly relations with diverse but 
equally patriotic individuals like Ben Tillett. Hence his com- 
plete acquaintance with their point of view on profiteering as 
shown in the House of Lords. For the rest, Lord Beresford has 
had a very distinguished career in the navy, which is too well 
known to need much recapitulation, and as a politician has been 
marked by outspokenness and a capacity to act as the "candid 
friend" to his own party. He represented Portsmouth as a 
Unionist from 1910 to 1916. when he was made a peer. He has 
been commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean fleet, and of the 
Channel fleet, retiring in 1911. He was written widely on the 
navy and Egypt, books on Nelson and his times, the break-up 
of China, and other subjects. 



Dr. Hale declared once that he had had a special revela- 
tion. He was down in Maine with an agreeable company of 
fishermen, and he must needs leave the trout brook in order to 
get to Boston in time to prepare his sermon. As he thought of 
the old trout rod and the new sermon, the "revelation" suddenly 
came to him. something like this: "It is far better to preach a 
good old sermon than a poor new one. Edward Everett Hale, 
stay where you are. and go a-fishing!" — Ex. 



-Girl (as she entered parlor) — It's so long since you 



called on me that I was beginning to think you were forgetting 
me. Young Man — I am for getting you; that's why I've called. 
Can I have you ?" — Boston Transcript 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 5, 1918 



Col. House, ".Noiseless Millionaire' 

"What do you know about House?'' Ask the average Ameri- 
can citizen that question, and he is likely to reply : 

"House? E. M. House? Why. he's— he's President Wil- 
son's friend." 

And right there he will probably stick, and it is ten to one 
that he cannot tell whether he hails from New York or Texas ; 
whether he is a lawyer, business man, or a plain politician. For 
without intending it. Col. Edward Mandell House, the Presi- 
dent's personal representative on the European War-Mission, 
is very much of a man of mystery in his own country. He does 
not represent the United States government by virtue of any 
office. He seeks neither place, power nor political preferment. 
He is an ambassador and a minister, but he bears no portfolio 
nor credentials. 

Our own country has but a shadowy idea of what part he is 
to play in the great inter-Ally conferences, although we are in- 
clined to thin!: that he will be able, if the need arises, to accom- 
plish more of tangible results than a Jefferson or a Franklin 
at the Court of the French King, or a John Adams at the Court 
of St. James's. Yet. curiously enough, the American people as 
a whole seem to share the President's confidence in him — a 
thing remarkable enough in itself in this land where political 
innovations are looked upon with disfavor and where innovators 
are rarely popular. The extraordinary interest of the French 
people in this remarkable man with his unusual position is 
justified. 

In his Buffalo speech in the middle of November. President 
Wilson thus referred to Mr. House and his mission : 

"I sent a friend of mine, Colonel House, to Europe. He is as 
great a lover of peace as any man in the world, but I did not 
send him on a peace mission; I sent him to take part in a con- 
ference as to how the war is to be won; and he knows, as I 
know, that that is the only way to get peace, if you want it for 
more than a few minutes." 

A writer in The Forum, describing Colonel House as a "noise- 
less millionaire," says: 

"Col. House is a name known the world over, but only a 
small group of intimates know the man. There has frequently, 
in the history of our government, been a man. or mind, behind 
the 'throne.' There was Hanna in the days of McKinley. when 
you had to 'see Hanna.' There was Wood, when Roosevelt 
ruled. Wood was his most intimate 'chum.' You didn't 'have 
to see' Wood, but a word from him was a prized token that 
reached Roosevelt's ear direct. There was Hay. when Harrison 
was in power — afterward Consul-General at London, the most 
valued prize in the executive gift-box. And there was Horn- 
blower in the Cleveland days. 

"In the case of Colonel House there is a distinction and a 
difference quite dissimilar from the relation of his predecessors 
in potentiality. House is a mental equilibrium, a gyroscope, a 
stabilizer, a confidant, a sounding-board, and an ambassador. 
ex jure, of the Presidential mental slant. He knows what the 
President's thought emanations are and how to feed them upon 
what they seek." 

President Wilson has been quoted as saying of Colonel 
House: "He is one of those rare men who can hold a subject off 
while discussing it so that you can get a proper perspective. His 
mind is so clear that he grasps any subject and enables you to 
see it as it is. without any reflected light or any distorting an- 
gle." 

Of the beginning of their friendship The Forum says that 
while it has never been made clear just how President Wilson 
became acquainted with Colonel House. 

"It is known that back in 1912, when Mr. Wilson was Gov- 
ernor of New Jersey, some letters passed between him and the 
mysterious Texan. Whether the Colonel or the then Governor 
wrote the first letter is not recorded. But this fact stands cut 
above all else : 

"In 1912. Col. E. M. House, of Austin. Texas, was scarcely 
known outside the Lone Star State. By February. 1913, the 
name of Colonel House had appeared in practically every 
newspaper in the country! 

" 'Who is he?' was asked. 

' 'A man from Texas.' was the answer. 

" 'Yes. but what has he done?' 

" 'Nothing, except dabble in State politics.' 



" 'Ah. a politician. What offices has he held ? What office 
does he hold?" 

" 'He holds no political office, he never has held political 
office, he says he will never accept any political office — and 
what he says goes!" 

" 'Well, then.' comes the puzzled plaint, 'how did he get into 
print?' 

"And the only reply was then as it is now : 'He is the closest 
friend of Woodrow Wilson. We believe he is a political ad- 
viser of the President. The President admires him probably 
more than any other man. Doubtless Colonel House's sugges- 
tions in regard to the Cabinet and to scores of other things we 
know not of. nor will ever know, have been followed.' 

"Now comes the politician's leading question : 

" 'But what does he get out of it?' 

"It's a natural question — from the standpoint of politics. And 
the reply is one that few veteran politicians can understand. 

" 'He gets nothing out of it except the satisfaction of hon- 
estly believing that he is serving his country and his party. He 
is a believer in measures, but not of individuals."' 

Of his personality there is little to mark Colonel House from 
any one of a thousand well-to-do citizens. The Forum says : 

"Colonel House was fifty-nine years old on the 26th of last 
July. He is the son of T. W. House, a successful Texas banker. 
The Colonel was born in Houston, but made his home in Austin. 
His father sent him to the Hopkins Grammar School in New 
Haven, and then to Cornell, where he was graduated in 1881. 
He married Miss Loulie Hunter, of Austin, the same year, and 
has two daughters, both now married. 

"He inherited some money, but made the larger part of his 
fortune in agriculture, investments and similar ways. He be- 
came a director in some banks and railroads, but only in cor- 
porations where he could take an active part. He never be- 
lieved in being a director unless one can actually help direct. 
The late Henry H. Hyde got him a directorship in the Equi- 
table Trust Company, but when he found that he could not at- 
tend all the meetings and take an active part, he promptly gave 
it up. 

"Aside from his banking and railroad interests he made much 
money with his many farms and ranches. He owns many of 
these and they all pay him well. No one knows the extent of 
his wealth. It isn't great as so many multimillionaires are 
ranked, but all sorts of guesses from one to twenty millions 
have been made. The favorite 'guess.' and the one probably 
approaching the nearest to correctness, is $2,000,000. 

"He has said that he has enough money. He doesn't care to 
make any more. He has explained that he has more than he 
can use. enough for his children, and that he sees no reason to 
struggle for more. He has a business office in Austin, one 
small room with an old-fashioned, flat-topped desk that has 
seen better days, a few filing-cases, some chairs, a small, old- 
fashioned safe, and upon the glass door this lettering : 'Mr. Ed- 
ward M. House.' 

"Even in his native State they do not know much about the 
man — but they know what he can do. Whenever there is a 
gubernatorial campaign the question comes up: 'Is House in 
this?" And if it is found that he is. they know that he is 
very much 'in this,' and that his man will in all probability win." 

Colonel House's reticence amounts almost to bashfulness. 
When he worked so successfully for the nomination of Mr. 
Wilson in 1912, the newspaper men flocked to him. And it was 
then that he made this statement, which is considered a record- 
breaker for him : 

"To a man such as I am publicity is not only annoying, but 
injurious. I am not seeking anything for myself, and I am not 
seeking anything for anybody else; I am simply trying to do the 
best I can for the measures I favor. I am for measures, not 
men. To say that I have been able to accomplish anything 
would only be to draw upon me attention which would be most 
distasteful. I am not working for any influence that might be 
obtained, or favors that might be granted; I am just a plain 
citizen, and determined to remain one." 

The Colonel— this title, by the way. is his by Southern "cour- 
tesy" only — once held an office for a brief moment. He was 
made chairman of the executive committee that put Governor 
Lanham in office, but after he had accepted he said: "I can not 
see for the life of me why I took this. I'll resign." And he did. 

— Literary Digest. 



January 5, 1918 



and California Advertiser 




PUD. 




"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore 



"Peachy Play at Columbia 

"Turn to the Right" — providing the way to the Columbia 
Theatre lies to your right! 

For you must not miss the play which has just come to town 
after a year of phenomenal eastern success. 

Winchell Smith took a pen partner for "Turn to the Right," 
just as he always does, and the result justifies the assertion that 
if he can choose a partner for domestic affairs as well as he 
does for playwriting purposes, he should go into the matri- 
monial agency business. 

"Turn to the Right" is a "peach" of a play, with peach jam 
and a jolly peach orchard, and a number of surprises in the way 
of neat turns in the plot, and a lot of good actors to carry out 
the author's intentions. 

It is the sort of play that is bound to gravitate into the stock 
company business. Before it does you must see this really good 
production of it to appreciate its possibilities. Ralph Morgan, 
who plays the part of Joe Bascom, the youngster who has done 
a year's time at Sing Sing, and is determined to go straight, 
gives a characterization that is superlative in its artistry. From 
the moment when he beats at the door of the pawnshop in the 
early morn to meet his two pals from prison to the last act, 
when he rides off with the daughter of the village Shylock, he 
is so thoroughly "in the picture" that it never seems as though 
he were playacting. 

His pals are worthy foils. Barry McCormack and William 
Foran, who play the roles of the ex-cons; who rob the Deacon 
of his own money; pay off the mortgage on the peach orchard 
with it; filch it out of his pocket and put it back in his safe with 
three simple turns of the wrist, do the business with a kind of 
Tom Sawyer eternal boyishness that does not make their reform 
seem improbable. 

The women in the company are likewise excellent. Mabel 
Bert, who plays the part of the mother, never once does the sort 
of stage-mother business that would make any decent child long 
to kill such a parent. The usual stage mother, who is supposed 
to typify love and faith as does this one, drips such honey 
sweet sentiment that no one can blame a child from rushing 
forth into the world to taste the vinegar of life. But Miss Bert 
plays the role with dignity, sincerity, and a tenderness that 
justifies the statement of the safecracker that he would "go to 
hell for that old lady!" 

Helen Collier, who plays the part of the daughter, does un- 
obtrusive bits of fine acting that fit so perfectly into the mosaic 
of the scenes that they pass unnoticed by those in the audience 
who can ony register one fact as dominant— the fact that she 
is a very pretty girl. The part of the charming daughter of the 
village skinflint falls into worthy hands; indeed, every role is 
admirably played, even the part of the "rube" business man. 
who syndicates the peach jam. is so well done that there is 
never once a desire to kill the village cut-up. 

It is not the purpose of this column to give in detail the plot 
of the play. So few plays have any plot that the most prac- 
ticed critic has small chance to gain any technique in the tell- 
ing of it. Which is just as well in this case, for why tell it and 
take the surprises out of the dips and spurs and angles in the 
road that ran away from the first "Turn to the Right." Go to 
the Columbia and discover them for yourselves. 

* * * 
Orpheum New Year's Vaudeville. 

Mclntyre and Heath are back at the Orpheum. It was alto- 
gether fitting that they should be chosen as the heaJliners for 
the New Year for they have tlie only kind of youth that lasts, 
the eternal gift that cannot be measured by the calendar. 

These two blackface comedians have been coming here ever 
since the water ran up to Montgomery street, and the sands of 
time have run swiftly since then. But they are still the kings 
of that kind of comedy, and the audiences all over the country 
still enjoy them for what they are, not for the sake of old times. 
They ask for no quarter for auld acquaintance. Their act 
would go if it had been born just this season instead of coming 



into the theatrical world when vaudeville was in swaddling 
clothes. 

In "The Man From Montana" they have an admirable foil in 
Otto Johnson, who runs a "swell nigger gambling joint," and 
Mclntyre's classic game of craps is only one of the many de- 
vices they successfully use to put the audience into the maxi- 
mum of good humor. Long may they prosper, for they are 
humanitarians as well as comedians, these two cullud gen- 
tlemen. 

James Cullen is another oldtimer on the new bill, and Cullen 
still gets by. Respect for old age forbids us from disparaging 
some of the touches in his act. 

The Alexander Kids are gifted children who delight those 
who do not object to seeing children in sophisticated acts. They 
differ from most in that they have extraordinary talent, and the 
tiny tot whodoes the Charley Chaplin imitation looks young 
enough to still demand his milk in a bottle. 

Noel Travers and Renie Douglas do a play called Meadow- 
brook Lane which defeats the fell design of the installment 
shark, and as almost everyone buys on the installment plan 
these days the audience takes a personal interest in his un- 
doing. 

Jim and Betty Morgan, song writers, give an enjoyable musi- 
cal act; Miss Ball plays the violin (not so that Ysaye would 
notice it); Herbert Clifton, the female impersonator, and 
Charles Withers and his company, in the excellent comedy, 
"For Pity's Sake," are entertaining holdovers. 

* * * 

''Honey Bees" Take All the Sugar at Pantages. 

There are all kinds of honey scattered promiscuously over 
the town, but by far the best batch of it this week was in 
J. C. Brazee's "Honey Bee." at Pantages, where ten busy bees 
of very attractive figures and captivating features were herded 
by Billy Browning to prevent them from swarming into the 
arms of the audience. Their dancing, songs and winging 
antics proved a lively and exhilarating snapper to an excellent 
bill. Maurice Samuels is back with that capital and delightful 
playlet. "A Day at Ellis Island,' which has been on the road 
several seasons and still rocks the funnybone of the audience 
with its wit, coloring and unusual characterizations. Samuels 
as the Italian immigrant is "one of us." The Transfield Sisters 
contributed some very fetching musical bits, and West and 
Hale entertained with a batch of hand-picked patter that rides 
on the joy line from start to finish. They kept the big audi- 
ence cackling and rocking with joy. It requires unusual in- 
genuity these days to present something new in classical 
dancing, but Verna Mersereau and her unusually capable com- 
pany readily attain that distinction. There is originality and 
a lavish display in all they do and the test is the ringing ap- 
preciation. The opening turn is a rather clever little bit by 
Mile. Theresa, who. with her two aids, does some rather 
clever tricks with trained pigeons and dogs, the pigeons almost 
talking to her. Flanders and Elsters gave some very enter- 
taining songs and piano playing. 

Next week'b big bill will have as features "The Beast and 
the Fairy." a beautiful allegorical jungle pantomime; Herbert 
Brooks, the Anglo-American entertainer; Joseph K. Watson, the 
celebrated monologist. and the artistic and popular Arlovas. 
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January 5, 1918 



Alcazar — Harry Corson Clarke and Margaret Dale Owen are 
finishing their engagement this week at the Alcazar in "Hello, 
Bill." The adventuresome husband is well played by Clarke, 
and Miss Dale apparently enjoys the role of the village gossip. 
James Gleason. as the young Englishman, does his usual ex- 
cellent work, and the rest of the parts are well aeted by Alca- 
zar favorites. 

* * * 

Advance Announcements 

Pantages — Beginning with the matinee at Pantages to- 
morrow that capital spectacle, "The Beasts and the 
Fairy." with Marguerite and her trained leopards and 
pumas, will be the principal attraction. The production 
will appeal to the younger patrons of the theatre — the 
story upon which the act is founded is the ever-charming 
fairy story of Zira. the goddess of the elements. Mar- 
guerite is one of the youngest, but also one of the most 
capable animsl trainers in the world. She plays the role 
of Zira and her control of the great cats is amazing. 

An added special attraction is Arlova and her dancers. 
Mle. Arlova is supported by Boris Yusney. Charlotte 
Joy and a large company of beautiful girls, all graceful 
dancers. 

Herbert Brooks, the master of cards, will be the third 
big drawing number. Brooks does all sorts of baffling 
tricks with playing cards, and brings his act to a sensa- 
tional climax in an escape from a trunk. 

Joseph K. Watson is a delineator of that humorous 
cartoon character. "Abe Kabibble." His patter is original 
and bright. "A Nickel Is a Nickel" is the humorous 
sketch in which Mumford and Thompson appear. Joe 
Roberts, the king of the banjo, has returned by special 
request. The Four Readings are perhaps the most skill- 
ful jugglers of the human form in vaudeville. Carnivals 
and Cannibals, a first run L. Ko comedy, will be the 

screen offering. 

* * * 

Symphony Sunday — Louis Persinger. the brilliant con- 
cert master of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, 
will be soloist at the seventh regular Sunday symphony 
concert, announced for the afternoon of January 6th. at 
the Cort Theatre, under the direction of Alfred Hertz. 

The program which was received with such favor on 
Friday afternoon at the Cort will be repeated in its en- 
tirety, though the prices will be just half those charged 
for the previous event. Persinger's wonderful violinistic 
art will again be displayed in that favorite of all con- 
certos for violin and orchestra. Mendelssohn's E minor 
concerto. 

The orchestra alone will open the concert with "A Faust 
Overture," one of the few compositions written by Richard 
Wagner for concert purposes only, and a marvelous tragedy 
in miniature, based on the immortal Goethe tale. Beethoven's 
Fifth Symphony, with new beauties revealed through the in- 
spired conductorship of Alfred Hertz, will conclude the concert. 

The sixth "pop" concert will be given on Sunday afternoon. 
January 13th, with the entire orchestra participating, and 
Emilio Puyans. flutist, as soloist. Puyans needs no introduc- 
tion to local music lovers, for his artistry is well known. This 
is his fifth season will the Hertz players. Godard's suite. Opus 
116, will be given at the "pop" by Puyans, with the orchestra. 

The remaining offerings of an ideal popular program are : 
Overture, "Poet and Peasant." Suppe; "Nutcracker Suite," 
Tschaikowsky; Three Slav Dances. Dvorak; "Serenade," Mosz- 
kowski; overture, "William Tell." 

* » * 

Columbia — These are days of rare fun and good cheer at 
the Columbia Theatre, where "Turn to the Right!" the sen- 
sational laughing hit of last season in New York and Chicago, 
is giving the Geary-street playhouse a most auspicious start on 
the new year. Another week of the comedy record-smasher is 
announced, with matinee Wednesday and Saturday. Never 
in the history of the theatre has the laughter of audiences been 
so spontaneous, so frequent and so prolonged. But hilarity 
gives way to hushed stillness with each appearance of the 
saintly Mother Bascom, through whose love and Christian in- 
fluence the "boys" are restored to honesty and rectitude. Her 



untarnished sincerity lends an atmosphere of refreshing whole- 
someness to the play, in the hands of Mabel Bert. The com- 
pany includes Ralph Morgan. Barry McCormick. James H. 
Huntley, William Foran. Philip Bishop, Gene Lewis. Charles 
W. Goodrich. Samuel Lowenwirth, George Spelvin. Mabel 
Bert, Ethel Remey. Helen Collier, Dorothy Betts and Maude 
Fox. 




Anna Chandler, Next Week at the Orpheum 

Orpheum — The Avon Comedy Four, the personnel of which 
is Goodwin. Kaufman. Smith and Dale, will present a new, 
hilarious skit, called "A Hungarian Rhapsody." For years 
audiences have roared with laughter at the antics of this quar- 
tet. Harry Green, who shares the headline honors, will ap- 
pear in Aaron Hoffman's novelty skit. "The Cherry Tree." the 
motto of which is it is better to lie a little than to be unhappy. 
Green will appear as George Washington Cohan, the strongest 
disciple of the Cherry Tree fable, who falls from truth when 
he discovers that the wholesale telling of it brings misery upon 
others. Green is supported by his own company. Bert Swor. 
blackface comedian and for years minstrel endman, will in- 
troduce an entirely new monologue, which is funny beyond 
description. Anna Chandler is a splendid comedienne whose 
songs are descriptive and exclusive. One of her numbers is 
entitled "Breaking Into Society." and as this is the keynote 
of her repertoire she calls her song cycle after it. The Gaud- 
smidt Brothers hail from the Netherlands. The Levolos. Pat 
and Julia, will introduce a sensation on the wire which is new 
and of great variety. The only holdovers will be the Alex- 
ander Kids and Mclntyre and Heath. The latter will present 
entirely new acts, appearing Sunday, Monday. Tuesday and 
Wednesday in the greatest of all their successes. "The Georgia 
Minstrels." and Thursday and the remainder of the week in 
their side-splitting travesty, "Waiting at the Church." 



"Do you ever paint pictures in the nude?" "Hardly! 

I usually wear a working jacket." — California Pelican. 



January 5, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



FOR A BROTHER IN FRANCE. 

Jimmy the Boy Scout had just sold another Liberty bond. 
The woman who bought it had pleaded in vain that she was al- 
ready carrying all her means would permit. But Jimmy sold 
the bond. Jimmy is a persistent young man with a fine, manly 
way. He is president of his class in high school, delivers a 
newspaper route morning and night, and works for a grocer dur- 
ing Saturday's rush hours. Anna Stesse Richardson, of the 
Vigilantes, said to Jimmy after he had sold the bond : 

"Jimmy, how can you find time to sell Liberty bonds, and 
why do you take such a great personal interest in the war?" 

"I have a brother in France!" 

To me this explained everything, but my friend exclaimed in 
a shocked voice: 

"Why, Jimmy B , you're an only son!" 

"I got a brother in France," he reiterated doggedly. "I got 
him all picked out. He has brown hair and eyes, and he wears 
his hat so "' drawing his own tan felt over his eyes at a rak- 
ish angle — "He ain't much taller than me, kind of thin, and 
quick as a cat. I don't know his name, but I'm going to get it 
soon. I've written a letter — 'To a Lonely American Soldier' — 
and sent it care of General Pershing to the Expeditionary Force 
in France. I bet some fellow that hasn't any folks over there 
will answer it." 

My friend and I exchanged quick glances. 

"Dr. Corbin said to us Wednesday night: 'Each one of you 
boys has a brother fighting for you in France. Go to it ! Work 
for him like the mischief.' Well, I'm working for mine. If I 
sell a Liberty bond it's for him. If I run errands for the Red 
Cross, it's for him.'" 

Jimmy folded the Liberty bond pledge, and tucked it into his 
pocket. 

"Much obliged, Mrs. S . Good evening." 

A brother in France ! 



YOUR LAD, AND MY LAD. 

Down toward the deep-blue water, marching to throb of drum, 
From city street and country lane the lines of khaki come; 
The rumbling guns, the sturdy tread, are full of grim appeal. 
While rays of western sunshine flash back from burnished steel. 
With eager eyes and cheeks aflame the serried ranks advance; 
And your dear lad, and my dear lad, are on their way to France. 

J 
A sob clings choking in the throat, as file on file sweep by, 
Between those cheering multitudes, to where the great ships lie; 
The batteries halt, the columns wheel, to clear-toned bugle-call, 
With shoulders squared and faces front they stand a 'khaki wall. 
Tears shine on every watcher's cheek, love speaks in every 

glance ; 
For your dear lad, and my dear lad, are on their way to France. 

Before them, through a mist of years, in soldier buff or blue. 
Brave comrades from a thousand fields watch now in proud re- 
view; 
The same old Flag, the same old Faith — the Freedom of the 

World- 
Spells Duty in those flapping folds above long ranks unfurled. 
Strong are the hearts which bear along Democracy's advance. 
As your dear lad, and my dear lad, go on their way to France. 

The world rings out; a million feet tramp forward on the road. 
Along that path of sacrifice o'er which their fathers strode. 
With eager eyes and cheeks aflame, with cheers on smiling lips. 
These fighting men of '17 move onward to their ships. 
Nor even love may hold them back, or halt that stern advance, 
As your dear lad. and my dear lad, go on their way to France. 

— Randall Parrish. 



AN ANGLO-AMERICAN HISTORICAL EVENT. 
The American soldiers who are visiting England, or who are 
receiving their training in that country prior to joining their 
comrades on the western front, are sealing a fraternal compact 
of the Anglo-Saxon race which recalls an incident that occurred 
just before the war. The centennial of Anglo-Saxon peace was 
to be duly celebrated by ceremonies and exercises throughout 
the Empire and the Republic. Toward this end Americans in 
England had decided to accept from the English the gift of Sul- 
grave Manor, the ancestral home of the Washingtons. in War- 
wickshire, and to raise subscriptions to make of it a permanent 
shrine and place of pilgrimage for Americans in the old coun- 
try. A day came when the Duke of Teck presented the Manor 
with all due formality and impressiveness to Mr. Page, the 
American Ambassador. The Duke and the Ambassador shook 
hands, and the Duke and the Ambassador smiled, as all great 
men performing great deeds do when faced by — the camera. 
But alas, the film that was to give the world a motion record 
of the ceromony — and the smile — perished ignominiously in a 
fire which burned down the cinematographic factory! But the 
ill-wind of the proverb is to maintain its old-time reputation. 
Once the great war is over, the ceremony between the two more 
closely federated nations is to be carried out with greater sig- 
nificance than was possible in ante-bellum days. The T jet 
of the Sulgrave rehearsal is to be put up a second time, and we 
shall get back, too. that smile and the international handshake 
for the delectation of thousands of "movie" audiences through- 
out the world. 



HIS ANNUAL PRACTICE. 
Giving, in accordance with a custom he has followed for 
years. James L. Flood recently announced his annual Christmas 
gifts to local charities. The total this year is $7,000, divided as 
follows: San Francisco Protestant Orphan Asylum. $1,000; 
Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum. $1,000; Pacific Hebrew Or- 
phan Asylum and Home Society. $1,000; San Rafael Orphan 
Asylum for Boys. $1,000; Hospital for Children and Training 
School for Nurses. $500; St. Catherines Home. $500; Asso- 
ciated Charities of San Francisco, $500; Boys and Girls' Aid 
Society. $250; St. Joseph's Asylum for the Deaf. Dumb and 
Blind. $250; Maria Kip Orphanage. $250; St. Francis Technical 
School. $250; Home for the Aged of the Little Sisters of the 
Poor. $250; Sisters of the Holy Family. $250. 



The religious situation at the soldiers' encampments is 

not without its humor, and must tend to liberalize the men who 
compose them. Recently a Roman Catholic private finding on 
a Friday that the supply of fish had given out. was constrained 
to partake of a meat diet. By his side at table sat a Jew who. 
unless he would go dinnerless, had to eat of the forbidden 
swine's flesh. "Too bad! too bad!" said the first, his Irish wit 
not forsaking him. "Two perfectly good religions spoiled!" — 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 5, 1918 




"I must say this khaki skirt is a loose fit."' "You're in 

wrong, auntie. That is the boy's tent you have on." — Louis- 
ville Courier-Journal. 

"My wife watches the sugar market closely." "Specu- 
lating?" "In a small way. She borrows when it's high and 
pays back when it's low." — Kansas City Journal. 

An applicant for a telephone job at Memphis when asked 

if she ever had any operating experience, replied: "Yes, I have 
had my adenoids removed." — Long Lines Traffic Doings. 

Teacher — Now, Patsy, would it be proper to say: "You 

can't learn me nothing?" Patsy — Yis'm. Teacher — Why? 
Patsy — 'Cause yer can't. — Milwaukee Seneinel. 

Him — How did you like the stage hangings in that 

Shakespeare show ? He — There weren't any hangings, y' boob ; 
he killed 'em with a sword. — Cornell Widow. 

Erb— "Ullo! What's up with old Bill? Alf— 'E found 

'arf a quid, an' when 'e'd spent it all treating 'is pals, 'e dis- 
covered it was 'is own money." — Cassell's Saturday Journal. 

Corporal (instructing awkward squad in rifle practice) — 

I told you to take a fine sight, you dub ; don't you know what a 
fine sight is? Rookie — Sure, a boat full of corporals sinking. 
— Judge. 

Willis — Was Bump rattled in his first big game hunt? 

Gillis — You bet. He fired three shots at the guide and then 
walked up to the deer and inquired the way home. — Town 
Topics. 

They stood by the old well together. "How shall we 

drink?" he said. "There is no bucket here." She lowered her 
eyes; when she raised them again they were full of water. — 
Princeton Tiger. 

"Well, gen'lemen, if you will have anozzer toast, let's 

drink to the man who knows when to shtop." "Sure! Jus' tc 
show that the abshent are not (hie) are not forgotten. — Boston 
Transcript. 

Physician (to guard in the insane asylum) — Something 

is worrying that new patient; he seems despondent. Guard — 
Yes. he is afraid that the Florida Keys won't fit the Panama 
locks. — Town Topics. 

Subscriber (a small boy) — Give me Cadillac 000. Oper- 
ator — Cadillac 000 — the line is out of order. Subscriber — That's 
funny, Central; those people have lots of money, and they are 
never out of anything. — Michigan Belle. 

Blinkton. who is of the go-out-between-the-acts sort, had 

returned for the third time. "This play in its intensity." he 
remarked to his wife, "fairly takes my breath away." "I only 
wish it would!" gloomily responded Mrs. Blinkton. — Town 
Topics. 

The following Twickemburyisms have come to my ears 

this summer: "Do your procrastinations always corne out true?" 
"I have a picture of St. Joseph with an oriole around his head." 
"Butter, eggs and other combustibles." "An unpopular con- 
gressman was burned in eulogy." "The coroner held an au- 
tonomy on the body of the victim." "I use ill-natured alcohol 
in my spirit-lamp." — Ex. 



DIVIDEND NOTICE 

MUTUAL SAVINGS BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO, 706 
Market street, opposite Third. 

For the half-year ending December 31. 1917. a dividend 
has been declared at the rate of four (4) per cent per annum 
on all savings deposits, payable on and after Wednesday, 
January 2, 1918. Dividends not called for are added to and 
bear the same rate of interest as the principal from Janu- 
ary 1. 1918. 

C. B. HOBSON, Cashier. 



STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE 

BANK OF ITALY 

SAVINGS COMMERCIAL TRUST 

HEAD OFFICE, SAN FRANCISCO 

December 31. 1917 

RESOURCES 

First Mortgage Loans on Real Estate $26,924,75 1 .03 

Other Loans (Collateral and Personal) 20,079,438.07 

Banking Premises, Furniture, Fixtures and Safe Deposit Vaults 

(Head Office and Branches) 2,341,000.00 

Other Real Estate 160,634.43 

Customers' Liability Under Letters of Credit 1,215,590.08 

Other Resources 388,787.97 

United States,State, Municipal and Olher Bonds$ 1 3.308. 1 76.52 
CASH 13.054,774.69 26,362,951.21 

Total $77,473,152.79 

LIABILITIES 
.Capital Paid Up $ 3.000,000.00 

Surplus $811,600.00 

Undivided Profits 288.400.00 1,100.000.00 

Dividends Unpaid 112,834.00 

Letters of Credit 1,215,590.08 

DEPOSITS 72,044,728.71 

Total $77,473,152.79 

A. r, Glannfni and A, Pedrlnl, (M-ina each separately duly sworn 
each foi tlimsi H. s;iys that said A. P. Giannini is President and that 
.said A. Pedrini is Cashier "f the Bank of Italy, the Corporation 
above mentioned, and that every statement contained therein is 
true of our own knowledge ;:■ 

A. P. GIANNOn 
A. PEDRINI 
Subscribed and sworn to before me thlsSlBt day of Ileeemher, l!*17. 

THOMAS S. BURNBS, Notary Public. 

The Story of Our Growth 

As shown by a Comparative Statement of Our Resources 

DECEMBER :n, I04M |38a,. !'7 

DECEMBER 31. 1106 $I.BW,947.2« 

DECEMBER 31. 1908 K.S74.&04.9II 

DECEMBER 31, 1910 $6.539,861. 41 

DECEMBER 31. 1912 $11,228,814.56 

DECEMBER 31, 1914 $18,130,401.59 

DECEMBER 31, 1916 - - - $39,805,995.24 
DECEMBER 31, 1917 - $77,473,152.79 

NUMBER OF DEPOSITORS 
Dec. 31, 1916 - 90,683 Dec. 31, 1917 141,298 

Savings Deposits Made on or Before January lO, 1918, WIN 
Earn Interest From January 1. 1918. 

•On Jume 15, 1918, Capital will be increased to $5,000,000.00. fully paid. 



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MRS. RICHARDS' SCHOOLS 

MANAGEMENT— HARRIET A. FAY RICHARDS 

HOTEL ST. FRANCIS PRIVATE SCHOOL— Primary ; grammar grades; 
open air rooms; Kindergarten and Office — Green Room; training school for 
teachers; French; folk dancing daily in all departments; clay modeling 
featured; Friday dancing classes, 2-4 o'clock. Limousin, service, lunch- 
eons. Tea Room exhibition every Friday at 3. 

HOTEL OAKLAND PRIVATE SCHOOL— Office, Room 103. 

THE BERINGIR CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC 

926 PIERCE STREET, near McALLISTER 

PHONE FILLMORE 840 SAN FRANCISCO 

Directors: Jos. BcrinjierfConcert Pianist* Mme. Jos. Bcringer (Concert Contralto 

Thorough education in Pianoforte Playing and Singing. Special depart- 
ments for beginners, amateurs and professionals. Pupils prepared for the 
operatic and concert stage. Opportunities given to advanced piano and 
vocal students to join the well known Beringer Musical Club for public 
appearances. 



January 5. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



13 



STATEMENT 



OF THE CONDITION AND VALUE OF THE ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 



O F 



The ibernia Savings 

and Loan Society 




lOlffllHOl 1111 



DATED DECEMBER 31, 1917 



ASSETS 

l— Bonds of the United States ($8,418,999.00). 
of the State of California and the Cities and 
Counties thereof ($10,840,150.00). of the 
State of New York ($2,149,000.00), of the 
City of New York ($1,300,000.00), of the 
State of Massachusetts ($1,097,000.00). of 
the City of Chicago ($650,000.00). of the 
City of Cleveland ($100,000.00), of the 
City of Albany ($200,000.00). of the City 
of St. Paul ($100,000.00). of the City of 
Rochester ($200,000.00). of the City of 
Philadelphia ($350,000.00), the actual value 
of which is $25,756,355.99 

2 — Miscellaneous Bonds comprising Steam Rail- 
way Bonds ($2,044,000.00). Street Railway 
Bonds ($1,314,000.00). and Quasi-Public 
Corporation Bonds ($2,206,000.00). the ac- 
tual value of which is 5.271.866.25 

3 — Cash in 1 'anlt and on demand deposit in 

banks 4.002.481.42 

$35,030.703 66 
4 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby se- 
cured, the actual value of which is 32.089,494.02 

Said Promissory Notes are all existing 
Contracts, owned by said Corporation, and 
the payment thereof is secured by First 
Mortgages on Real Estate within this State. 
and the States of Oregon and Nevada. 
S — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby se- 
cured, the actual value of which is 332.160.00 

Said Promissory Notes are all existing 
Contracts, owned by said Corporation, and 
are payable to it at its office, and the pay- 
ment thereof is secured by pledge of Bonds 
and other securities, 
(i — (i») Real Estate situate in the City and Counn 
of San Francisco ($2,106,955.75), and in 
the Counties of Santa Clara ($72.47). Ala- 
meda ($60,897.10). San Mateo ($58.- 
212.51). and Los Angeles ($60.043.4o 
this State, the actual value of which is 



(b) The Land and Building in which said 
Corporation keeps its said office, the actual 

value of which is 972.627.90 

7 — Accrued Interest on Loans and Bonds 254.254.93 

TOTAL ASSETS $70,965,421.80 

LIABILITIES 

I — Said Corporation • amounting to 

and the actual value of which is $67,748,541.18 

Number of Depositors 88.149 

Average Deposits $764.24 

2 — Accrued Interest on Loins ana B"nds 254,254.93 

3— Reserve Fund Actual Value 2.962.625.69 

TOTAL LIABILITIES $70,965,421.80 



THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY 
By J. S. Tobin, President 

THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY 
By J. O. TOBIN. Assistant Secretary 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA. 
City and County of San Francisco — ss. 

J. S. TOBIN and J. O. TOBIN. being each duly sworn, each 
for himself, says : That said J. S. TOBIN is President and that 
said J. O. TOBIN is Assistant Secretary of THE HIBERNIA 
SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY, the corporation above men- 
tioned, and that the foregoing statement is true. 

TOBIN. President. 
J. O. TOBIN. Assistant Secret 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d day of January. 

1918. 

CHARLES T. STANLEY. 

Notary I ind for the City and Cour 

San Francisco, State of California. 



14 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 5, 1918 




ENGAGEMENTS. 
BATON- HATDEN—C inis sent through the mail boie the Interesting 
announcement of the engagement of Miss Elizabeth Lloyd Eaton >f 
this city to Captain James Lord Hay den, U. S. A. ?tn oned at 

Fort Scott. 
GRIFFITH-BORGESON— Cards announcing I - -■ nenl Miss 

Paline Griffith and Clarence J. Borgeson Jr. have 

tfOT-KINGSLAND — Of interest in 5 in i ■ an Isi i Is th 
i, ;. t . n.-.ii of Lhe engagement of Miss Mathilde Marie Thieriot i; ' 
Mew Yoil i" Harold Kingsland, also of the Eastern citj 

WILLIAMS-FETRAY— Announcement is made of tl g ent of 

.-■ Frances Sylvia Williams Mrs. Edith Merrill Wll- 

. ' ■■■.[ and Lieutenant Hem Claj Petray, wh i is with 
the San Fram isco base hospital unit. 

WEDDINGS. 

Ci 'i-vlN'-WAKi; [S Hondas evening the wedding of Miss Uice Coffin and 
,\ii. rt B. Harris took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Field 
i ' iffin in I 'U dmont, 

HARKEY-M< >RG ax— 'I he wedding of Mis Mildred Harkej and Walter 
Morgan took place at the home of Mr. and Mis. Sumner S. Harkey. 

HOOPER- O'SULI VAN— One of the Interesting surprises ol 

is the news of the marriage of .Miss Helen Hooper and Captain 
Curtis O'Sullivan, in Portland. 

HOWIESNER-HUETER— Miss Wilhelmina Howiesner and Oscai 
were married l lecember 28tb. 

JONES-DETELS— Mr. and Mrs. O. H. J is of 2728 Baker street an- 
nounce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Evelina Antoinette 
Jones, to Martin P. Detels, the son of Mis. m. P, i etels of Palo Alto. 

Ri >\A'\ [-F1NNELL— Captain Philip Finnell, i r nlted States Army, who 
is on duty at Camp Kearny, was married to Miss Margarel Rolph, 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William N. ftolph, on New fear's day. 

i;i (SE-PONTING — Captain Edward Chamberlain Rose, i rnited States 
Army, claimed as his bride Miss Mildred Spencer Ponting, the 'harm- 
ing daughter of Mrs. Herbert <;. Ponting of Berk* 

LUNCHEONS. 

MILIjER — Miss Flora Miller gave a party on Wednesday, having a num- 
ber of girls at lum heon In honor of the Misses Betty and El< na ' o 

TEAS. 

i EAMER— Miss Helen I earner was hostess at a tea Monday at her 
home. 

McWILXJAMS — One of the pleasurable affairs of the week foi the — 
generation was the tea at which Miss Aileen McWiilfams 
Thursda 

OBEAR — Miss Sail if- Obear yavf a lea last Saturday afternoon, assem- 
bling the school girls home for the holidaj vacation. 

SHORB — As a farewell to her sister-in-law. Miss Ethel Shorb, Who left 

for New York, was the tea at which Mrs. Campbell Shorb entertained. 

DINNERS. 

BAKER — A dinner party at the Palace comprised Mr. and Mrs, Edward 
Hall Baker. Mr. and Mrs. Duane Becker, Mr. and Mrs, Homei Hewins 
and Miss l-Iolje. 

CLOUGH — Mr. and Mrs. George Clough and Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Meyer 
had a party at the Palace New Year's eve, 

CURTIS — Among those who had parties at the St. Francis New Fear's 
eve were: Messrs. and Mesdames Francis Vincent Curtis, Sanford 
<l. Lewald, Paul 'J". Carroll, Milton Bisslnger, John Tonnlni 
EThrman, Roberl Hayes Smith. William Fries, C, W. Pennoyer, L. R 
Larzelere, l >. C. Jackling, Herberl Flelshhacker, W. T. Varney, C C 
Moore, John H. Breuner, J. C Zellerbach, Moses Heller, L. A, Mason, 
i.. A. Schwabacher, Hlllard O. Wayman, Walter S. Martin, Sidney 
Bibbero, J. F. Wyman, Napier Crossett and J. J. Tynan. 

FLEISHHACKER— Complimentary to Mr. and Mis. Willis Walker of 
Minneapolis was th< dlnnei at which Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fleish- 
hack sided Thui sda ■■ evening at I he St. Fi ancls i lotel, 

GLOYD — Miss Mayette Gloyd was hostess at a dinner-dance party at the 
Palace Hotel December 29th In honor of some visiting friends from 
the East. 

1 1 a VENS — New Year's eve Mr, and Mrs. Wlckham Havens presided at 
a dinner party at the Palace, where they entertained several of the 
young friends of their daughter, Miss Sally Hi 

HAYNE — Robin Hayne entertained at a large New fear's all al I ,; I 

Monte. 

HENSHAW — Judge and Mrs. F. W. Henshaw entertained ai the P 

New Yi ar's eve 

PRING LE — Mr. and Mrs. James R. Pringle were hosts at the Palace 
New Rear's i ■ 

SHARP — Miss Adrlenni Sharp was hostess al a dinnei pari ■ i n home 

Monday evening, taking her guests afterward to the dance that Mr. 
and Mrs. George Lent gave at their home, 

STOLL— Mr. and Mrs. Horatio K. Stoll save a putty at their home on 
New Year's eve. 

WHITE— Mr. and Mrs, Robert White entertained a parts L|t the Palace 
New Year's e> e. 

DANCES. 

WELCH— Mr, and Mrs. Andrew Welch gave a dancing party for about 
fifty of their friends on Wednesday evening, at the Palace Hotel, in 
honor of their niece, Miss Frances Lent, 

WILLETTS — Miss Barbara Willetts has issued cards for a dance this 

evening. 



CARDS 

ALLEN— Mrs. Harvej Allen of Vallejo street entertained a group of 

friends at bridge Monday afternoon. 
PL ATT— Miss Gladys Piatt asked a few friends to enjoy an Informal 
t- '"I Wednesdaj aften n in honor of her sister-in-law. 

Mrs. Howard Pratt, who recently arrived from Seattle on a visit. 

RECEPTION 

C »LBY— Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Colby and Douglas and Virginia White- 
head i rtained at an elaborate reception New Year's day at the 

Whitehead home In Oakland. 

ARRIVALS. 

BALLARD— Mr, and Mrs. Webb Ballard have arrived from their home in 

enjoying a visit of several we*eks In San Francisco 

i in Ila i 'i ii\ ed befoi i hei ma 1 1 iage. 

HA1 E \ ; and Wrs, Reuben Brooks Hale have returned from an ex- 

ti ided Eastern trip and are again at their apartments at the Falr- 

monl i (oti I. 

DEPARTURES. 

tfrs. Washington Dodge and Miss Veida Dodge left for 
Washington, I >. C, and New York. They will be away indefinitely. 

DAI S Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allan Daly have left San Francisco for their 
hum n, Bostoi 

PORD Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Ford lefl foi San Antonio, Tex., where 
th< former will at once enter into training with tie- aviation corps. 

STEELE -Mr. and Mis, James King Steel tored to Southern Califor- 
nia foi tfi< Iiolids . ■■ Coronado, where Mrs. Steele 
will remain until after New Ye 

SANBORN— Mrs, Frederick G. Sanborn left for New York, when she 
will spend s< vera] n i nths visiting friends, 

WINSLOW— Mrs, Stetson Wlnslow is at Coronado, acsompanied bj her 
.Miss Marie Louise Winslow, to be away Indefinitely, 

Z "' Judgi and Mrs. Edgai Zook, who have been enjoying the holidays 
in s,in Fran ci sco, returned Wednesday to their home in San Rafael. 

INTIMATIONS 

AMES— Mrs. Fishei Aims left Monday for Pasadena to meet her sister 
and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. John Marshall French, who are 

arriving fi the East. Mrs. Ames will be away from San Francisco 

for several months. 

BILINGS— Mr, and Mrs. Cornelius K. G, Billings, who passed lasl winter 
"i Santa Barb) ra, where they occupied the William Miller Graham 
residence, have arrived in the southern city for another stay of sev- 
eral months. Mrs. C. L. Day, a slstei of Mrs. Billings, is with the 
part 7. 

i'.i PLER — ; Mrs. Bruce Butler (Elsa Hinz) was here to join friends for 
the Ni w Year's e* i celebration. 

CAROLAN — Mrs, James Carolan and Miss Emily Carolan, who havi been 
at the Clift Hotel for a year or so, have taken a pretty apartment In 
Powell street, opposite the Fairmont Hotel. 

CLARK- -Lieutenant and Mrs. Edward H. Clark Jr, (Margaret Nichols), 
who have beer at the home of th- tatter's parents, Bishop and Mrs. 
Willams F. Nichols, for several weeks, will take possession of a pretty 
apartment In Union street, near the Presidio, next week. 

Kl.LiXU'i ><_>l p Fur Hi' first time in several years Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
Kiiinv, i are enejdying a portion of the winter season in San Fran- 
cisco. 

FENNIMORE Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Fennl ■ . who have been enjoying 

delightful holiday In the Ea t, are expected to arrive home about 
January 10th, The Fennlmon • pa ■■■•' CI rfstmas In Rochester, X'. V, 

FLINT -Mrs. Josi ph M irshall ("lint, who lias been the guest of her aunt, 
Mrs, Phoebe A, Hearst, at the Hacienda, for several weeks, will leave 
January 5th for New York. 

GEGAN Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose i Gegan, accompanied by their little 
son, Ambrose Gegan til, have been visiting in San Francisco, where 
thej will remain throughout the holidays. 1 1 is their first visit in 
s months to this cty, where Mrs. Gegan lived plror to her marriage, 

GALLOIS Mr. and Mrs. John Gallols, Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Mm. re, Mr. 

and Mrs. Harold Law . Mr. and Mrs, William Hart W l and Miss 

Florence Braverman were some of the San Franciscans who left Sat- 
urday for Del Monte, to return after the New Year. 

GRETTON — Mrs. Forster Gretton, wife of Majoi Gretton, Is In England 
.i , present, staying with her father In Sherborne, I 'orset. 

HOPKINS — Mrs. Charles m, Hopkins is in town for a few weeks. 

HULL— Mrs. Lytle Hull, the formei Miss Gertrude Carroll of this city, is 

1 1 present In Turin, where she Is visiting Is having concluded an 

enjo '!ii 'arls. 

HOLMES — Mrs. Frank Holmes and her daughter, Miss Margaret Holmes, 
spent the holldai with the Elliott McAllisters at .San Mateo. 

KNIGHT— Mi and Mrs. Samuel Knlghl have closed their home at San 
Mateo and have taken apartments at Stanford Court for the balance 
of the wl ''■ 

McNEAR— Early in January Mr, and Mrs. John McNear will take pos- 
session of a house which they recently purchased on Broderlck ami 
i \\ een st i eets. 

MYRTLE— Mr. and Mis. Frederick S. Myrtle have closed their home In 
i and will pass the winter months in an apartment at 7-2 Taylor 

s tre e t , 

TINNING— Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Bruce Tinning, who make their home 
in Martinez, are in town for a few days. They are OCi upylng their 
downtown apartment during their stay here. 



January 5, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



15 



INSURANCE 



Mrs. Anna St. John Whitney, by ruling of the Supreme 
Court, has been denied benefit under a West Coast Life in- 
surance policy for $10,000 issued to her late husband. The 
court ruled that at the time Whitney took out the policy two 
years ago he knew he was suffering from heart diseases, the 
ailment from which he shortly afterward succumbed, and that 
at the time he submitted to an examination fraulently withheld 
the information from the company's examining physician, and 

that therefore the policy was void. 

* * * 

C. L. Greenwalt who resigned as special agent for the A. T. 
Bailey agency has engaged to do field work for the Hartford 
Fire office. He assumed the duties of his new position on Janu- 
ary 1st and will cover Northern California and Coast territory 
previously under the jurisdiction of Milton E. Spaulding, who 
last month resigned to accept a position with the Fireman's 

Fund. 

* * * 

The result of a joint examination of the Bankers Insurance 
Company of Helena, Mont., undertaken by the insurance de- 
partments of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, com- 
pleted late last month, reveals that the company's authorized 
capital of $100,000 had never been paid up and that the com- 
pany was never in proper condition to write business. 

» * * 

In its subrogation suit to recover $8,500 from the Southern 
Pacific Company, covering compensation for which it became 
liable upon the death of Joseph Rodriguez, killed by a train in 
Niles canyon, the London Guarantee & Accident has been suc- 
cessful. The London Guarantee & Accident promptly paid the 

loss and then looked to the company for reimbursement. 

* * * 

W. B. Swett & Co.. managers in Northern California for the 
International Indemnity Company, have engaged office room 
on the third floor of the new Stock Exchange building and will 
move there some time this month. The Pacific Surety Company 
has also engaged quarters on the same floor of the building 

adjoining Swett & Co. 

* * * 

A son of Manager John Newton Russell. Jr., of the Pacific Mu- 
tual Life is an ensign in training at Annapolis. The service flag 
of the Pacific Mutual Life now has seventy-one stars and occu- 
pies a conspicuous place on the wall on the assembly hall at the 

home office. 

* * * 

Thomas B. Love, formerly president of the Western Indem- 
nity Company, has been appointed an assistant to the Secretary 
of the Treasury, and will have special charge of the income tax 
work. Mr. Love was at one time insurance commissioner for 

the State of Texas. 

* * » 

The Fireman's Fund on Christmas, in addition to the usual 
Christmas present of $50 to married employes and $25 to the 
bachelors, made to each employe who had been with the com- 
pany a year or more an additional gift of one full month's salary. 

* * * 

The Maryland Assurance Company has appointed John W. 
Abbott medical director at the home office. Dr. Abbott was 
formerly medical director for the Germania Life of New York. 

* » * 

Pending the appointment of a manager for its Northern Cali- 
fornia business, E. S. Miller, Pacific Coast supervisor for the 

company is in charge of the company's San Francisco office. 

* • • 

Los Angeles is to have a new life insurance company, which 
will confine its field of operations to the writing of substand- 
ard business. 

» * * 

Forbes Linsay, who installed the agency training course of 
the Pacific Mutual Life, has resigned, effective March 1st. 



"I presume Mr. Grabcoin, the eminent capitalist, poses 

as a self-made man?" "Well, no. Mr. Grabcoin frankly admits 
that some of his biggest deals could not have been put through 
without the aid of his lawyers." — Birmingham Age-Herald. 



Sparks from the War Zone 

Several incidents that have recently come to light show very 
clearly that General Pershing is determined to maintain a high 
moral standard in the American Expeditionary Force, among 
the officers as well as in the rank and file. He has dealt with 
some offenders summarily and severely, but neither too sum- 
marily nor too severely to merit, and win, approval from the 
people of the United States, who demand that the American 
soldier shall be not only brave but decent. 

¥ ♦ ♦ 

There is talk of nominating Mr. Bryan, in 1920, on a "bone- 
dry" platform, but Mr. Bryan is industriously engaged in knock- 
ing the wind out of this movement, by working early and late 
for the submission of a prohibition amendment to the United 
States Constitution, which, if he has his way, will be in the 
hands of some of the States, and be working around to the rest 
of them, long before 1920. If Congress submits the amend- 
ment at this session, in other words, or even at the next session, 
there will not be much excuse for a "bone-dry" political issue 
in the next presidential campaign. 

British Columbia, which, on the 1st of October, fell into line 
as "dry"' territory, leaves California as the only refuge of the 
saloon on the Pacific Coast, north of the Mexican boundary. 
Alaska, Oregon and Washington, with British Columbia added, 
form the strong line of defense. But California, although still 
without State-wide prohibition, is rapidly becoming dry terri- 
tory. It is said that few of the States which have not enacted 
prohibitory laws have as many saloonless cities as California. 
With just a little patience, the entire process of elimination will 
be completed within the next few years, both in the United 

States and in Canada. 

* * * 

Let it be thoroughly understood, at the outset, that no alarm 
should be felt because the coal mine operators, in some sections 
of the United States, insist that they will close their mines be- 
fore they will submit to the price standards prescribed by ex- 
ecutive authority. They will probably not do so, any more than 
the farmers will refuse to sell wheat at less than $3 a bushel, 
after having made good profits by selling at much less. "Uncle 
Sam" will look out for the coal business, from now until the 
end of the war, and perhaps longer. If necessary, he will see 
that the coal is mined, and then he will just as willingly see that 

it is distributed. 

* » * 

The stricter rules of the United States Post Office Department 
are not always lived up to punctiliously by employees of the 
smaller and more remote post offices. Thus when a window 
clerk in a western city was instructed by his superior to write 
and hang a notice concerning a certain war advance, this is 
what he produced: "Don't kick on Postage! Better pay a Lit- 
tle More than have the Kaiser's Picture on Your Stamps!" 

* * * 

The point is raised, by one who evidently fails to grasp the 
situation, that German music is not of Hohenzollern composi- 
tion. Surely it is not. But there is good reason for believing 
that it has been used in the United States for a long time, and 
is being used in the United States today, to camouflage Hohen- 

zollernism. 

* » « 

In the attack on the Hoover food administration by Claus 
Spreckels. testifying before the Senate committee, may be ob- 
served an outcropping of the feuds of competitive sugar, refining 
interests. Mr. Hoover tackled the sugar problem by a route 
which Mr. Spreckels identifies with the sugar trust, and as Mr. 
Spreckels is the deadly enemy of that commercial entity, he 
has been making trouble and airing his grievances for some 
time. The public's judgment will be suspended until Mr. 
Hoover's defense has been heard. His regime is not all sugar; 
there is some iron in it, as witness the temporary putting out 
of business of wholesalers in New York who were guilty of 
charging more for sugar than the price fixed by the federal 
administrator. 



"I think your wife needs a little change." "Oh, doctor, 

a little change would never satisfy her needs. You don't know 
that woman." — Baltimore American. 



16 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 5, 1918 




VDMOBILE 



v^l 



To say that the automobile industry is the third largest in 
the United States may mean something to some people, but 
to the average person it conveys nothing, for the reason that 
there is nothing definite in the statement. 

The automobile industry today represents an invested capi- 
tal of $1,297,000,000. During the last fiscal year automobiles 
and tires were produced with a wholesale value of $1,367.- 
470,938. 

When one stops and considers that all this has been built 
up within the last twenty years it shows conclusively that the 
motor car is today an absolute necessity to mankind. 

As the wealth of the country increases, so will the auto- 
mobile industr} . and as it is an accepted fact that there will' 
be greater wealth in the United States during 1918 than ever 
before, therefore, we may expect to see a more wonderful re- 
port at the end of the next twelve months. 

There will be no curtailment in the production. The Gov- 
ernment has placed some of the highest taxes on the motor 
car of scheduled manufacture, and instead of forcing a curtail- 
ment it will do all in its power to speed it up to increase the 
tax to the limit. 

The invested capital is distributed as follows : Parts and 
accesory makers. $336,000,000; passenger and truck builders. 
$736,000,000; car distributors. $41,000,000; dealers, garages 
and repair shops. $184,000,000; making a total of $1.- 
297.000,000. 

During the fiscal year $300,000,000 was paid out for raw 
and fabricated material, and $480,000,000 for parts and fin- 
ished material, making a total of $780,000,000. 

There were built 1.806.194 passenger and commercial vehi- 
cles, with a wholesale value of $917,470,938. There were also 
built 18.000.000 tires, with a wholesale value of $450,000,000, 
making a total of $1,367,470,938. 

There were exported $90,000,000 worth of cars and trucks. 

The distribution of capital and cost of operation is as follows: 

Capital invested — 

Parts and accessory makers $ 336.000,000 

Passenger and truck builders 736.000.000 

Car distributors 41.000,000 

Dealers, garages and repair shops 184.000,000 



Total $1,297,000,000 



Number of per- 
sons employed 

Parts and accessory makers 320.000 

Passenger and truck makers 280.000 

Car distributors 28,000 

Dealers, garages and repair shops. 202.000 



Wages 

$288,000,000 

275.000.000 

25.200.000 

159,800,000 



Totals 830,000 

To this should be added for rents. 



$748,000,000 
25,200.000 



Total $773,200,000 

Number in 
business 
Parts and accessory manufacturers 1.080 

Car and*truck manufacturers 550 

Auto supply houses 2.550 

Distributors 2.800 

Dealers 25.000 

Garages 25.500 

Repair shops 13,500 



Total 70.980 

The number of cars registered in the United States at present 
is estimated to be over 4,000.000 and commercial vehicles over 
500.000. 



There is a period at the end of every story, and the tale of 
the trials and tribulations of 1917 is at an end. We are begin- 



ning a new paragraph entitled 1918. What will be the story 
twelve months hence is what is uppermost in the minds of those 
living in" this land of plenty. 

If we are to have success, it will be primarily through the 
efforts of the motor vehicle. Never in the history of the world 
has anything been of a more absolute necessity than the motor 
vehicle is today. 

The man that has recognized this fact is the one who is buy- 
ing today. Many of them are turning in cars and trucks that 
under ordinary conditions might give good service for the next 
year. It is this little doubt about their continued service that 
has caused the far-thinking man to replace them to be certain 
of continued service. 

The cry is for speed, and it is to the motor vehicle that the 
world has turned for this speed. The same applies to business 
in general. This is the time for speeding up trade, not adopting 
conservative action in operation, conserving merely in the cost 
of operation. 

It takes money to run a war. In this particular war more 
money is needed than in any previous struggle. If we are to 
win. we must supply this money, and we cannot do it by cur- 
tailing operations. We must speed up our business and pro- 
duce. 

There is practically not a business but what uses a motor 
vehicle, and at this time the best is none too good. The time to 
buy is right now. Prices will continue to rise, as is only natural 
under the increasing demand. 

There is no fear of their being a scarcity of raw material to 
build vehicles. That question has been settled by the govern- 
ment. But the buyer on the Pacific Coast will have a hard time 
getting the car he desires shortly, as every day freight tran- 
portation facilities are becoming scarcer. Even now they are 
shipping automobiles four to a flat car. standing them on end. 

Such shipping has increased the cost, which is not paid by the 
factory, but the men that get these cars. It may seem like boost- 
ing the sale of motor vehicles, but it is a serious truth. 

* * * 

The American woman is upholding the reputation of the 
country in the way she is taking up the work of the men who 
have gone to the front. 

When the men were called to arms the pessimist commenced 
to howl that there would be a shortage of skilled mechanics 
and that the industries of the country would go to the "bow 
wows."' In fact, they made so much noise that a lot of the 
manufacturers were inclined to believe them. 

The automobile industry was about as hard hit as any of 
them, and for a time it looked as if production would have 
to be cut down. 

Like England, automobile manufacturers have had to turn 
to the woman for the solution of the situation. Not long ago 
in San Francisco a high factory official stated that his factory 
had replaced the men who had gone to the war with 500 
women. In the short time they have been employed they 
have proved that they can turn out better small parts and give 
better results as inspectors than was the record when only men 
were doing the work. 

Their presence has had another good result. The record 
they made in the short time they have been employed soon 
became known to the men remaining in the factory. These 
men at once realized that they had a dangerous rival in the 
women. They at once became more careful, with the result 
they are turning out better work, knowing that it is almost im- 
possible for it to get by the women inspectors. 

* * * 

California has gathered another record, that of an open 
road over the high Sierra, on New Year's day. The road to 
Reno was passable for motor cars as the old year passed away 
and the birth of 1918 was ushered in. 

* « » 

OF MOMENT IN THE INDUSTRY. 

The battle along the east front in the automobile industry is 
keeping the motor car distributor with his ear to the ground, 
listening for the next move of the generals of industry. 

There has been a number of changes the last ninety days, and 
all reports receive attention. Ford. Willys. Durant and Flan- 
ders are the main factors in the big battle at the present time. 
Each is trying to gather around him men of known quality, as 



January 5, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



17 



seen when Handley gave up the battle and enlisted in the Over- 
land ranks. 

Durant is reaching out just the same way he did some years 
ago when he built up the General Motors. Today, however, he 
is not "carrying all his eggs in one basket." 

When he once again became master of General Motors he 
did merge the Chevrolet with his old holdings. The Chevrolet 
was the whip with which he kept the Wall streets interests in 
line when they were cleaning house for the General Motors. 

Durant's latest move in the purchase of the Scripps-Booth 
factory has the industry guessing, for there is nothing about the 
Scripps-Booth particularly attractive that could not be worked 
out in some of the lines controlled by the General Motors. 

It looks as if the Scripps-Booth will be a live wire car, for 
Durant has placed a lot of his old-line lieutenants in command. 
Fred W. Warner, vice-president of General Motors, is a direc- 
tor, as well as Edward Ver Linden, president of the Olds Motor 
Works. A. H. Sarver, who has been placed in the president's 
chair, has long been in General Motors affairs. 

Linked up with these General Motors representatives is W. 
C. Sills, who also acts as treasurer and general sales manager 
for the Chevrolet Motor Company. 

On top of all the announcements, comes the report that the 
Scripps-Booth will appear at the New York show with a 6-cylin- 
der model, having an engine with a 2 13-16 bore and a 4% inch 
stroke. 



For the Owner and Driver 

Robert Telfer, State Printer, announced that the complete 
1917 automobile register compiled by the State motor vehicle 
department, will not be ready for distribution until the early 
part of February, 1918. 

The register will be in seven volumes and will contain ap- 
proximately 350,000 names of automobile and motorcycle own- 
ers in California. Besides the owner's name, the car license 
number, horsepower rating, the name of the machine and the 
factory number will be listed to assist in locating stolen cars. 

Telfer said that only enough registers to supply the need will 
be printed. In previous years thousands of registers were 
turned out and distributed promiscuously. 

* * * 

District Attorney T. D. Johnson has notified the Richmond 
city council that he is about to appoint a speed officer for Rich- 
mond and the district adjacent to it. Trouble with speeders 
has aggravated the local police department for more than a 
year, since the roads approaching Richmond were put in first- 
class condition. The district attorney told members of the coun- 
cil that he would appoint a man for the job as soon as a com- 
petent applicant could be found. 

* * * 

"The alignment of front wheels in order to eliminate friction 
on the tires' tread requires sensitive adjustment and should al- 
ways be done by those who are experienced in making the ad- 
justment," says C. H. Coppel. manager of the Lichtenberger- 
Ferguson Company, factory distributors of Norwalk tires. "The 
toe-in, camber, gather and draw of the front wheels of an auto- 
mobile are very essential features of the chassis in obtaining 
maximum tire mileage and in providing easy steering qualities. 

"When under motion the tendency of the wheels of an auto- 
mobile is to toe outward. If the adjustment to overcome this 
is either too much or not enough, the front and the rear wheels 
will grind the tread with every revolution, and bring about seri- 
ous damage. If the axle has been bent, ever so slightly, sliding 
of the tire will occur and inevitably cause rapid wear. In sup- 
port of this the statement is made that frequently after 400 or 
500 miles running, the tires become worn to the fabric simply 

because the front wheels were out of alignment." 

* * * 

"Notwithstanding the unusual conditions which the New 
Years brings." says W. L. Hughson. of the KisselKar. "we look 
for a very satisfactory business during the coming year. 

"The necessity of employing the automobile to facilitate the 
increased business and patriotic activities has caused the manu- 
facturers to add those features that make the automobile as effi- 
cient and economical as possible. 

"In the face of unprecedented manufacturing difficulties, it is 



one of the wonders of the age how the manufacturers can con- 
tinue to give such genuine value in motor cars for comparatively 
moderate prices. This fact will be emphasized more than ever 
in the new models at the New York and Chicago Automobile 
Shows next month." 

Unless fortune smiles soon the tire testing fleet of the B. F. 
Goodrich Rubber Company, which left Lima, O., last week, for 
the south on a three-fold mission, will find itself in relatively the 
same position as Admiral Peary in his now celebrated dash for 
the North Pole. Ever since leaving Ohio the pilots of the fif- 
teen automobiles have been active day and night digging paths 
for their cars. 

After leaving Cincinnati it took the motorists two days to 
make sixty miles. On one occasion they found themselves so 
engulfed by formidable snowbanks, ten hours of straight dig- 
ging was necessary to make six miles. 

The cruise of the tire testing fleet will take the automobiles 
over approximately 150.000 miles of roads south of the Mason 
and Dixon line during the next three months. The Goodrich 
Company is making its fleets perform national and patriotic 
functions this year. The sole aim heretofore has been experi- 
mentation in tires. This mission is really subordinated to two 
others of greater import in the present national crisis. The 
South this year, according to information given the Goodrich 
officials, is going to use the motor truck on a scale more exten- 
sive perhaps than any other section of the country. The rail- 
roads are crowded with supplies for troops in southern canton- 
ments, and producers on whom the North must depend for early 
vegetables and fruits, must resort to other means of transpor- 
tation. The motor truck has been their selection. 

* * * 

J. I. Handley, who is best remembered on the Pacific Coast as 
the president of the company that built the American under- 
slung car. and more recently as president of the Mutual Motors 
Company, builders of the Marion-Handley cars, has joined 
the Willys-Overland organization. 

Handley has been appointed the new Overland east-central 
division manager with headquarters at the factory in Toledo, 

Ohio. 

* * * 

Waiter E. Flanders has resigned as president of the Maxwell 
Motors Company to take up the position of chairman of the 
Board of Directors of that company. The absorption of the 
Chalmers factory and the accepting of some large government 
contracts has forced him to give up the individual care of the 
Maxwell to direct the enlarged interests of the company. It is 
a clear indication that Flanders is still in the fight for commer- 
cial supremacy, which dates back to the time when Willys and 
Durant were first coming into the limelight. 

* » * 

At the Chicago show will be exhibited a new car. This 
$■! 000 product is built on the scheme that gave the Owen Mag- 
netic its individuality. The general design is along the lines of 
the Dorris, which 6-cylinder engine will be used. 

* * * 

Motorists contemplating the Lincoln Highway drive in 1918 
will find available for their use one of the finest and most com- 
plete road guides ever offered to the touring public. The book 
is the third edition of the complete official Road Guide of the 
Lincoln Highway and is being published by the Lincoln High- 
way Association. It is the only road guide of an entire trans- 
continental trip published in one volume. 

* • • 

The Motor Cups Holding Co., controlling both the Vanderbilt 
and Grand Prize race cups, has decided against using these cups 
in competition this year or in 1918. The plan of a western pro- 
moter to hold the race in San Antonio. Tex., has fallen through 
on account of the desire of William K. Vanderbilt to withdraw 
the cups from competition. 

* • • 

The Class B heavy-duty war trucks, which are engaged in 
test drives near Washington, have passed the first 1.500 miles of 
their tests without defect development of any sort. With the 
exception of interruptions in the service due to necessary 
changes in unit equipment for testing there has been no stop 
in the grinding daily test. 



18 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 5, 1918 






UnNANOAU 



A drastic reorganization is proposed for the Oakland, 

Antioch & Eastern Railway Company and its subsidiary roads, 
according to a tentative plan made public. 

The companies involved are the Oakland, Antioch & Eastern 
Railway, with $4,619,000 in first mortgage bonds outstanding 
or pledged as collateral; the Oakland & Antioch Railway Com- 
pany, with $2,000,000 of first mortgage bonds outstanding, and 
the San Ramon Valley Railroad Company, with $100,000 in 
first mortgage bonds in the hands of the public. 

It is proposed under the plan to give each holder of a first 
mortgage bond of any of these roads 20 per cent of his holding 
in new bonds. 20 per cent thereof in preferred stock and 60 per 
cent in common stock. 

It is understood that the net earnings of the system for the 
year, after all taxes are deducted, will aggregate $180,000, 
which will be amply sufficient to provide for the interest on 
the limited issue of new bonds proposed, as well as for divi- 
dends on the preferred stock. 



In the effort to adjust the country's labor supply to war 

needs, the Council of National Defense through the new In- 
dustrial Service, has begun an inquiry into the causes for labor 
disputes which are constantly arising in connection with the 
production of war supplies. An interesting phase of this in- 
vestigation will "determine the needs of the dilution of labor, 
including the introduction of women into industry and to recom- 
mend policies in regard thereto." This investigation may be 
productive of great benefits to the nation at a time when nearly 
one million workers are said to be negotiating in one way or 
other for increased pay. Women are taking the places of men 
in various branches of industry, including railroad work, but 
this relief has been felt chiefly in clerical positions, where fe- 
male help is often superior to male help. 



Gold production in the State for the year 1917 will prob- 
ably show a decrease over the last two years ; according to the 
State Mining Bureau, preliminary estimates based on figures to 
date would indicate that the 1917 yield will be between $20,- 
000,000 and $21,000,000, as against $22,442,296 production in 
1915, and $21,410,741 in 1916. This may be attributed to the 
high cost of supplies and scarcity of labor. Copper, quicksilver 
and manganese mining has been greatly stimulated by war de- 
mands. As copper mine operators are paying miners from $4 
to $6 per day. it has taken the men from the gold mines, where 
the scale is from $2.50 to $4 per day. The estimated production 
of petroleum in California during 1917 is 96.795 barrels, com- 
pared with 91,822.000 barrels in 1916. But this increase has 
not kept up with consumption. 



The most welcome declaration of a dividend of iy 2 per 

cent by the Western Pacific Railroad Company of California 
served to send the preferred stock of the Western Pacific 
Railroad Corporation of Delaware to 52 1 /2, or 10 points above 
recent price levels. 

The date of the payment of these back dividends will be 
fixed at a meeting of the directors of the Delaware corporation. 



The sale of $5,000,000 California State Highway 4V 2 

per cent bonds that was scheduled to be held in Sacramento re- 
cently, was postponed for the reason that no bids were received. 
The sale was postponed until January 24, 1918. The bonds of- 
fered constitute the second installment of the authorized issue 
of $15,000,000. 



Negotiations for the purchase of a large part of the 

Cuban sugar crop now being harvested and amounting to an 
estimated 3.600.000 tons, for the use of the United States and 
its, allies, have been virtually completed by the International 
Committee, appointed by President Menocal of Cuba, is an- 
nounced. The price is said to be $4.60 a hundred pounds, f. o. b. 
Cuba. 



A price to be paid by the government for the silver in 

agreement with Western producers has been agreed upon and 
will be announced soon. It is said to be satisfactory to the pro- 
ducers, and will be about $1 an ounce. 



The official clearings for the year, as reported by the 

San Francisco Clearing House Association, aggregated $4,837,- 
854,596.20. This surpassed all prior records by nearly 
$1,500,000,000! The nearest year's total was that of 1916, in 
which year the clearings of this city amounted to $3,479,862,- 
482.31. The clearings for December aggregated $438,515.- 
578,61, as compared with $356,929,023.69, the total for De- 
cember, 1916. The last week's total was $20,123,530.52. 



America's exports are estimated at the Department of 

Commerce to have passed the $6,000,000,000 mark in 1917, a 
new high record. Imports were less than $3,000,000,000, and 
the trade balance in favor of the United States probably will 
be more than $3,150,000,000. 



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"Herself. Himself, Myself." 

Ruth Sawyer has established a reputation as a teller of Irish 
stories, but the reader who gets into her latest volume, "Her- 
self, Himself, Myself," will think for a time, despite the title, 
that there's very little Irish in it. To be sure, Myself, Nora 
Kelley, who tells the tale in the first person, begins in the old 
country, but she is in America on page 6, and the story is more 
than half told before it gets back to Nora's home people. 

Nora was nurse to the little heroine. Herself, who grew up 
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"Adventures and Letters." 

Readers of this book of Richard Harding Davis, edited by his 
brother. Chas. Belmont Davis, will lay it down feeling that they 
have become personally acquainted with a man who be- 
came a famous author long before he was 30, and who as a 
newspaper correspondent, reported nearly every important event 
in America, Europe and Africa during 20 years of his life. The 
explanation of this feeling of intimacy with the subject of the 
book is that his letters, a large portion of them written to his 
mother, reveal him as a likable man who loved human com- 
panionship, who made friends easily, and who possessed many 
of the attractive and worth-while qualities which have made 
the heroes of fiction so deservedly popular. 

Charles Davis has not attempted to write a biography of his 
distinguished brother; rather he has striven with considerable 
skill to supply only enough information to make the letters into 
a connected narrative. Indeed, the book is more nearly an au- 
tobiography, and, being composed of his own private writings, 
probably presents a more intimate picture of the man than 
any other person could draw. Admirers of Richard Harding 
Davis will be grateful to his brother for thus making it possible 
to become acquainted with the friends and interests of the au- 
thor and war correspondent. 

* * • 

Belgium Under the German Heel. 

"He passed through Belgium with open eyes and a sensi- 
tive heart, and a mind able to comprehend what he saw. The 
Germans did not seek to hide anything from him; they revealed 
their methods and their Kultur in all its nakedness." — The 
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A writer says in the January American Magazine, in an ar- 
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voice that you never mix business with pleasure, or something 
equally bromidic. Smile at him — not coquettishly, but frankly 
and humanly, and tell him you never eat luncheon. If he is 
more than usually thick-headed and follows up the luncheon 
invitation to dinner and the theatre, smile some more; smile 
gratefully and appreciatingly. and regretfully, and tell him you 
have a sick sister at home and spend all your spare time with 



her, and when he thinks it over the next day he will know what 
you meant and— as it is the next day— he will be glad that you 
did not accept. 

* He * 

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fashionable these days that every smart woman has a private 
collection of her own. To add to this collection she may be in- 
terested in the new canvas bead bags. These she can make 
herself and thus avoid the prohibitive prices of many of the 
imported bead bags shown in the shops. The canvas can be 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 5. 1918 



FASHION'S FADS AND FRILLS 



A few weeks ago there was a big meeting at the Waldorf- 
Astoria. Interesting talks on the subject of conservation of 
material and discussion as to ways and means were in order, 
and the throng of men and women, manufacturers, wholesale 
and retail clothing firms, and newspaper people found much 
food for thought. The spring will certainly show the results 
of this meeting in the quantity of material used. So, you see, 
the newest Allies of the boys at the front are in reality their 
oldest Allies, the girls they left behind them. 

Clothes and Coal Shortage. 

How is the shortage in coal going to affect us here in the 
United States in regard to clothes? We can not longer parody. 
"Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by 
— furnaces and radiators.'' We have to look to our clothes, our 
indoor clothes at that, to keep us warm, if we are so unfortunate 
as to lack fuel. The Parisians met this problem with the lavish 
use of fur, but in this our day of thoughtful patriotism we are 
turning to woolen materials, carefully used. The long sleeves 
of satin, or sheerest crepe and chiffon have given place to serge. 




The Artistry of the Bustle 



Ot Tan Broadcloth and Golden Brown Ctin 



broadcloth, or satin interlined. We wear high collars, to be 
sure, and the tunic, one of Fashion's favorites this year, is 
surely but added warmth. Cannot we truly say that this is the 
age of thoughtful beauty, carefully garbed? 

The Bustle Triumphant. 

'Tis a fashion that has swept away all disparagement — the 
bustle effect on smart frocks. Sometimes, as in the model il- 



lustrated here, the bustle is a mere camouflage, a soft puff of 
material, but accentuating the slender figure. The dress is very 
simple; indeed, the buttons on the tight sleeves and on the waist 
are the only trimmings used if one does not count the fetching 
little ribbon that acts as a girdle. Made in either silk, satin or 
woolen goods, the effect is charming if one color is used for the 
entire costume, though a contrasting or lighter shade could be 
used very well on the collar and to line the bustle, and face back 
the sleeves. The skirt is narrow, as all good bustle skirts are. 
being only a yard and three-quarters at the lower edge. 

Straight from India. 

There is a wonderfully interesting play in town which tells 
some of the stories of the Arabian Nights in the most bewitch- 
ingly colorful way. To it may be traced much of the season's 
love for Oriental effects, materials and designs. There are 
quaint skating sets to be worn by saucy damsels, essentially 
1918. copied from the head-dresses of China, with the beloved 
yellow and blue, orange and green, cleverly introduced in em- 
broidered ends and tabs on the cap. Of course, there are even- 
ing wraps heavy with embroideries of weird and interesting de- 
sign, and on a vest here and a frock there, one sees the influence 
of the Far East. To be sure, jewels, in heavy antique-appear- 
ing settings, are worn to complete the picture, and there are 
hints of coolie hats and parasols for summer wear. 

New Year Resolutions. 

Now that Christmas shopping is over, and we can sit calmly 
down and pick up the raveled ends of our plans, let us put some 
serious thought into our New Year resolutions. This year, of 
all others, we must plan far ahead. Have a review of your 
wardrobe. Get everything out and sort them into three piles; 
one for those things that will do as they are ; another for things 
good enough to be made over; and the third pile for things 
which you cannot use. but which some one else may find a use 
for. This year let nothing be wasted. Don't put away things 
"that you may want some day." Use what you have on hand 
before buying new materials unthoughtfully; but when you do 
buy. buy the very best quality and the most becoming and last- 
ing color, for thus you can help. 

For Best — or Every Day. 

If there is ever designed a costume suitable for best and: 
every day, the hope and sincere wish of so many women, it will 
surely be on this order. Combinations of materials and colors, 
in this case tan broadcloth and brown satin were used, are par- 
ticularly good. The illustration shows the effect of the contrast 
and also suggests that in magpie colors, black and white, the 
dress would be equally stunning. 



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Victory alone or Liberty Loan : it's just the same. 

The reported bear is again said to be coming back. With 

what? A punch or a kick? 

Somewhere in France our gallant California boys are do- 
ing their bit for their country. 

By the way, what has become of all those withering non- 
sensical jokes aimed at Secretary Daniels? 

Let your light continue to shine, so that it will illuminate 

the Red Cross poster in a window of your house. 

The tax on bachelors' incomes are not excessive when 

one considers he escapes the dangers of marital war. 

"Tag-your-shovel day'' is coming January 30th. See that 

it is a golden opportunity to run around in your coal bin. 

The Turks are reported to be planning a new drive on Je- 
rusalem. They'll be obliged to beat the Jew in a race to it. 

To know that we do not know is the beginning of wisdom. 

A target which a great many nimble-minded people overshoot. 

Don't ask a man these days to have one. when he's had 

one. You become conspicuous at once if you repeat too sud- 
denly. 

An ingenious war correspondent declares that there are 

now no fat men in Russia. The Bolsheviki are becoming a sub- 
stitute with their fat wits. 

Be a sport in the spring and buy a sheep. In the summer 

you will have raised lots of tallow, and in the fall you'll be a 
goat for the buying butchers. 

German spies are sowing dynamite in this country with 

devilish delight. Uncle Sam sits tight, making out the bill that 
Herr Kaiser must eventually pay. 

At the New Year we are usually determined not to repeat 

the mistake of being glad. Rather we are inclined to run into 
the other extreme and be daunted. 

In the East they are ripping up old railroad tracks and 

casting them into shells, an up to date developments of the 
old saying, cast your ploughshares into swords. 

Army shoes are reported to be a tight fit in many cases. 

Perhaps the contractor who sold them to the government relied 
en the philosophy of old Josh Billings : "Tight boots are a bless- 
ing, because they make a feller forget all his other troubles." 



According to a veracious local paper a man who at- 
tempted suicide by gulping a bottle of ink was saved by the 
coroner, who forced him to swallow a blotting pad. 

No woman is contributing to the savings of the nation 

who walks down town to save a nickel and buys a "sacrifice 
sale" of neckties of the colors her hubby abominates. 

Evidently the perennial goat of the Crown Prince of 

Germany is locked up in the great fortress of Verdun. Time and 
again he has attacked it and failed — and lost his goatee. 

Skirts are to be skimpy and short, according to the latest 

dictum of fashion, as represented in the recent dressmakers' 
convention. At the same time, the prices are to be generous and 
full. 

Pork is continuing to maintain its long lead in its prices 

over competing meats. What a Golconda the historical pork 
barrel of Congress will become if the price continues this rapid 
advance. 

The Berlin press is bitter on the peace terms offered the 

Teutons by the allies. They had best swallow the bitter pill 
rather than take the emetic that will be given them after the vic- 
tory of the allies. 

Local companies formerly preparing to contract for build- 
ing ice plants are now transforming their machinery so as to 
iurnish the hot air service till J. Pluvius washes away the 
frost with a drenching rain. 

If you really want to Hooverize successfully and come 

face to face with a restricted diet, dine for several days at the 
same table in the same place, and steadfastly overlook anything 
like a tip to the same waiter. 

If you want to get the neatest fit in the latest style of the 

most fashionable toggery of the day. join either the naval or 
military wings of good fellows who are making history in the 
U. S. A. Women can attain the same distinction in the Red 
Cross. 

-The difficulties of getting sugar in England are compli- 
cated by the regulation requiring women putting in an applica- 
tion for sugar to state their age on the application form. Mrs. 
Uncle Sam would have something very tart to say if such a situ- 
ation developed in this country. 

Daniels trusts that America will not continue to hate the 

Germans. According to the newspaper consensus of the Middle 
West, residents therein despise them. What will you have ? The 
Kaiser himself is setting the pace that is roiling the passionate 
anger of the nations of the world. 

Jack Neylan stirred up a political hornets' nest when he 

pitched his criticism into the camp of the California Council of 
Defense at Sacramento. Governor Stephens' reply that "it's 
a trick in politics" savors of camouflage. A whitewash 
won't wipe out the stains. Governor. 




EDITORIAL COMMENT 




Treason Element 
In Present Strikes. 



The situation in Europe to-day on 
the battle front must impress upon 
any thinking mind the necessity of 
organization for the war. There 
must be no more slackness, no more dilatory tactics. There must 
be leadership, concentration and efficiency. There must be a 
lining up of all the forces to bring about the end of the war. and 
at this present time the concentration and this lining up of the 
forces must be made effective in order to meet the obvious pur- 
pose of the enemy, now striving to break down the allied lines 
and deliver a paralyzing blow. Nothing must be left undone. A 
survey of the situation shows that there is a lack of many essen- 
tial things at the present time, all of them tending to minimize 
our efforts, upon which our allies in Europe are relying. Amer- 
ica must win this war. We must win it not only on the battle 
front, but by our efforts behind the lines in this country, by 
utilizing transportation, industry, labor and agriculture to its 
fullest extent. It would be foolish to say that the situation now 
gives hope of a speedy accomplishment of these things. What 
is the reason for it? Look over the records of the strikes for the 
past twelve months, and you will find a substantial part of the 
answer. A strike of workingmen in any factory, mine or mill 
to-day is absolutely and unqualifiedly treason. The individual 
who sells information to the enemy is really not as guilty of 
the serious treason which the union is guilty of when it calls out 
a thousand men from the workshop. The unions control thou- 
sands of men. paralyzes shipbuilding, transportation, prevents 
supplies, and limits the force of our fighting men at the 
front. 

We have come to a time when treason must be defined as 
something which interferes with our natural progress in the war, 
and the punishment for treason of this sort must be the same as 
for treason deliberately entered into by an individual to furnish 
aid and comfort to the enemy through information or in any 
other way. The industries of the country must be maintained 
at full efficiency. There must be no slackness either in labor 
or industry, in transportation or in the halls of legislation. There 
must be complete co-ordination of effort. This only can be 
accomplished by the government exercising its full power and 
authority to drive the war to a successful issue. 

ST 

On a call recently issued, the 
Mobilizing Industries. Chambers of Commerce of the U. 

S. A., members of that organization 
throughout the country, gathered at Washington recently. They 
represented every industry in the country, and their aim in 
the convention will be to perfect plans for co-operation with 
the government. This will cover a discussion of many of the 
vital problems with which war time industry is confronted, of 
priorities in transportation, the readjustment of industries to 
meet war demands and the like. 

This mobilization is in pursuance 
of a resolution which was adopted at 
the War Convention of American 
Business Men. which called upon 
the industries in their own behalf, 
and in order to render the most effi- 
cient service to the government to 
organize war service committees, 
which should in each case be fully 
representative of the entire indus- 
try- 

A large number of organizations 
have already completed the appoint- 
ment of their service committees, 
and many have already established 
offices in Washington. The meet- 
ing at the Capitol will be for the 
purpose of developing definite plans 
for the industries' representatives, 
and in general to aid in the work 
which they will be called upon to 
undertake. 



SLACKERS 
ROW 



By far the greatest influence on the 
Uncle Sam Still financial and commercial markets of 

Financing Allies. the world, in 1917. was the active 

participation of this country in the 
great conflict. International trade has been tremendously accel- 
erated. Commerce, particularly between the United States and 
other nations, has been increased to record breaking proportions 
and the balance of trade in favor of this country has never been 
so large as now. The war has cost considerably more than 
$100,000,000,000, the great proportion of which has been borne 
by the British Empire, Germany, France and Russia, about in 
the order named. So rapidly has the cost of war increased that 
it has been estimated that, should hostilities end this winter, 
the total cost would have reached $145,000,000,000. The largest 
government loan issued so far by any nation was that of Great 
Britain in January and February of 1917. amounting to $5,188,- 
000.000. Germany has issued seven war loans. Great Britain 
had loaned $5,000,000,000 to her allies before this country en- 
tered the war. As the allies' banker. Uncle Sam has taken the 
place of John Bull. The U. S. A. now holds about one-third 
of the monetary gold of the world. Credits have been made 
to friendly nations amounting to over $4,000,000,000. nearly 
cne-half of which has been extended to Great Britain. Since 
the greater part of the money so loaned to other nations is be- 
ing spent right along in this country for food stuffs, raw mater- 
ials, munitions of war, and other necessaries needed largely by 
the borrowing nations to carry on the war, and inasmuch as 
this country is well able to stand the strain of its own war 
financing, this nation's business has been accelerated rather than 
hampered by its lending activities. Total appropriations of the 
U. S. A. for the six months ending June 30. 1918. amount to 
$18,278,643,452. Probably $7,000,000,000 of this amount will 
be loaned to the allies, and more than $1,000,000,000 will be 
invested in shipping, so that the total net debt of the U. S. A. 
will not amount so high as indicated by the total appropriations. 
Compared with an estimated wealth of $250,000,000,000, and 
an earning capacity of $40,000,000,000 a year, the amount of 
the indebtedness seems insignificant. The great monetary 
strength of this nation is illustrated in a recent bank report, 
stating that our national banks alone have resources of $10.- 
505.000.000. Deposits in all banks, national and State, aggre- 
gate $31,000,000,000. The greater the prosperity enjoyed by 
business in this country the sooner the war is likely to be 
brought to a successful end. 

3ET 

In taking over the management of 
the railroads of this country for war 
purposes the Administration at 
Washington has followed very 

closely in the footsteps and system of the British government. 

No private wrong is to be done in order that the public interest 
shall be subserved. Railroad prop- 
erties are to be kept in as good a 
state of repair and equipment as 
when taken over, and the companies 
are guaranteed a net operating in- 
■ come equal, in each case, to the av- 
' g erage net income of the three years 
preceding June 30. 1917. Regular 
dividends hitherto declared, and 
maturing interest on bonds, deben- 
tures and other obligations, may be 
paid in due course. It is specifically 
set forth that "nothing herein con- 
tained, expressed or implied, or 
hereafter done, or suffered hereun- 
der shall be deemed in any way to 
impair the rights of stockholders, 
bondholders, creditors, and other 
persons having interest in the rail- 
road systems of transportation or in 
their profits, to receive just and ade- 
quate compensation for the pos- 



The Government 
And the Railroads 




IF NOT. WHY NOT? 

— Donahey in Cleveland Plain-Dealer 



January 12. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



session, control and the operation of their property which 
will be assumed by the government. Every possible endeavor 
has been made to properly conserve the rights of the share- 
holders. 

The government is responsible for these values just as it is re- 
sponsible in the money of the people locked up in the U. S. 
treasury. Furthermore, the properties are not to be subject to 
amateur experimentation. There is to be no revolutionary 
change in the management of the lines of the system. The 
Director-General is left to decide how long and to what extent 
he shall perform the duties imposed upon him through the ex- 



isting boards of directors, receivers, officers and employees of 
the various corporations, but it is manifestly the desire and in- 
tention of the government, except for some special and very ap- 
parent reason, to keep the present transportation system practi- 
cally intact. Public interest is the key note of the President's 
proclamation. To safeguard and protect and promote the 
public interest, the transportation lines are taken over, and 
they are to be jealously conserved and maintained while they 
are in the government's possession. Each and every private 
interest involved in this great transaction is to be vigilantly 
protected. 



W 



W 



TOWN CRIER 



The intensive political row between Jack Neylan, for- 
mer president of the State Board of Control, and A. F. Naftz- 
ger, vice-chairman of the State Council of Defense, is resolving 
itself into short jab acrimonious charges, with nifty interchanges 
of political slops, with Neylan having the best of it. Governor 
Stephens is raging, and Naftzger is splenetic over the way Ney- 
lan has drawn public attention to the extraordinary salary that 
is being paid for his ordinary services. From the viewpoint of 
the pollies that dot the lobby of the Palace, the abuse being 
exchanged is stirring the political pool, and is simply incidental 
to the cold storage stage that precedes a political campaign of 
consequence. There is no candidate in sight to conjure, so the 
second raters, beginning to itch to get into the fray, have slipped 
into a temperamental condition in which performance they must 
pick a quarrel with somebody to relieve their lingual and nerve 
tension. Nobody will be hurt in the present splutterings, and 
Naftzger will likely come through with his salary intact and 
Neylan with his spleen relieved. Governor Stephens will, of 
course, be a candidate to succeed himself. District Attorney 
Woolwine of Los Angeles remains firm in his candidacy, and 
naturally there are slathers of other Los Angelanos with exhil- 
arated political hopes who would like to run. Heney in the 
East is up to his ears in Hooverizing food these days, and so 
far is saying nothing, but he is expected to be one of the sur- 
prises in the run. Northern California has no candidate. Mayor 
Rolph has gone East on an important business trip, and won't 
listen to the importunities of his big following. So there you 
are, in the present situation of the forthcoming race for the gov- 
ernorship this fall. No wonder the second-raters are snapping 
at one another. 

The last hope of the slackers of the country to escape 

conscription was bowled over this week by the U. S. Supreme 
Court upholding the draft law. The right of the nation to en- 
force this individual service to fight the enemy is soundly estab- 
lished. What a snow man Uncle Sam would be evaporing away 
under the burning sun of an aggressive enemy and the slackers 
standing by and grinning at his perplexity. Life is an ever- 
lasting battle on many defensive trench points, and slackers 
and deserters are comparatively rare under the beneficence of 
a wise Providence. The Supreme Court holds that there is au- 
thority under the constitution to send forces to fight the enemy 
wherever he may be found, and the same instrument also fur- 
nishes Congress with the power to declare war and to raise and 
support armies. The Chief Justice hits the right note when he 
declares that "On the face of the Constitution the objection that 
it does not give power to provide for such men would be too 
frivolous for further notice." What a mush head Uncle Sam 
would be without adequate power to meet a situation like the 
present. The Alexander Berkmans. Emma Goldmans, Louis 
Kramers and Morris Beckers, confined in Eastern jails for defy- 
ing the government's authority in this matter, will awaken to 
the fact that the great majority of the people of the U. S. A. 
are in accord with the judgment of the Supreme Court, the 
course that assures the preservation of their homes, their coun- 
try and the preservation of democracy. 

Camp Fremont, down Palo Alto way on the Peninsula. 

has been burdened by an all-round hoodoo ever since the day 
it was conceived, and it is still keeping up the licks. The ex- 
pected fund of $150,000 has crawled in its gait despite hard 
punching, cajoling and prodding, and is still some $25,000 shy; 



this amount is coming in slowly. The Rotarians have taken hold 
of the rope to drag it over the line, and the chances are that 
they will succeed; they usually put over any problem they at- 
tack. The payment of this sum will satisfy the government 
officials awaiting this consummation, and they will take over 
the property for the stated time. The last malady that has at- 
tacked the camp, according to reports, is the charge that several 
civil engineers engaged there have turned out to be radical 
I. W. W.'s in disguise. The Lieutenant-Colonel in charge de- 
clares that there are also other venomous I. W. W.'s in nearby 
Palo Alto who are ready to play their vicious antics in that lo- 
cality. The result is that an appeal has been made to the city 
fathers of Palo Alto to clean out these determined I.' W. W. 
radicals. The devil himself in I. W. W. disguise seems to be 
breeding all pestilential kinds of scurvy tricks in that locality to 
destroy the usage of this fine property that is to be turned over 
to the use of the government during the war period. 

A Jewish clerk asked his employer for an increase in 

wages. The employer answered: "You admit there are only 
365 days in a year; you work only 8 hours a day; therefore there 
are 16 hours a day in which you do not work; this amounts to 
244 days in a year, leaving 121 days. There are 52 Sundays, 
leaving 69 days; you work only half a day on Saturday, amount- 
ing to 26 days, leaving 43 days. You take one hour each day 
for lunch, making 16 days, leaving 27 days. You take two weeks' 
vacation with pay. amounting to 14 days, leaving 13 days. There 
are 12 legal holidays, leaving one day. and that day being the 
Jewish Day of Atonement, you do not come to work.'" 



Far and wide went the popularity of "Jazz" music when 

it was first given to the world at the Techau Tavern by George 
Gould's Techau Tavern "Jazz" orchestra. Nothing that had 
ever happened was quite so stimulating to the dancing life of 
San Francisco. As it was when it first appeared at the Tavern. 
so it is today — the best dance orchestra in the universe. Only 
recently the management of the Tavern augmented the orchestra 
by the addition of several new "Jazz" artists. No one. even if 
not an expert dancer, can fail to "keep time" to the accentuated 
rhythms of the Tavern's "Jazz" orchestra, and it is the favorite 
orchestra of San Francisco's dancing experts. The "Jazz" 
selections played during dancing intermissions cover every up- 
to-the-minute humorous, catchy, melodious, patriotic hit pub- 
lished. The Tavern still continues its custom of presenting each 
afternoon to the ladies in attendance from 25 to 35 large bottles 
of Stearns' Suprema Toilet Water, and in the evenings after 
each souvenir dance Le Lilas de Rigaud Perfume Favors to the 
ladies and a large box of Melachrino cigarettes to the gentle- 
men. 




San Francisco News Letter 



January 12. 1918 




Rejoicing Over the Mardi Gras. 

There is much rejoicing in every set over the announcement 
that the Children's Hospital Auxiliary will, as usual, have a 
Mardi Gras ball. For many weeks the final decision in the 
matter wavered, and it was feared that the committee would 
feel impelled to abandon the Mardi Gras in deference to the 
war clouds which darken the world. 

But it was argued by the optimists that the cause of the 
Allies is not helped by abandoning all festivities at home — to 
the contrary, it is our duty to keep up our spirits. And it was 
argued without contradiction that the cause of the hospital 
would be materially hurt if the ball were abandoned — and why 
should any toll be taken from suffering little children? This 
was an interrogation which no one would take the responsibility 
of answering in a manner that sacrificed the interests of the 
children. 

So the ball, it was agreed by everyone, was not only a patri- 
otic duty, but a duty to the "second line of defense,'" as the 
children of the warring world are called today. The first plan 
was to have it in the Civic Auditorium, but the St. Francis Hotel 
has agreed to let the committee have its new dancing quarters, 
and there the beautiful annual pageant will be staged. Last 
year, it will be remembered, a temporary structure was erected 
on the lot back of the St. Francis, at a cost of several thousand 
dollars, in order to insure the proper background for the ball, 
the St. Francis dancing space not being adequate at that time. 
But the rearrangement of the hotel has made it possible to give 
balls of the size of the Mardi Gras without spoiling the effect 
of the pageant. 

© © © 
Who Will Be Queen? 

Interest now naturally concerns itself with the personnel of 
the court. Fortunately, the list of San Francisco beauties is such 
a long one, and so varied are the types, that no period in history, 
no setting can be chosen, that some regal beauty cannot be found 
in the smart set who will fit in the royal procession as though 
she had been born in that clime for that particular role. Whether 
the setting is one of Oriental splendor, or the pink and blue 
prettiness of the Louis of France; whether it is the futurist 
dream of the Cubist or the conventional garden of flower girls, 
there are lovely ladies galore to supply the demand for any 
type for any setting. But. of course, until the name of the Queen 
is actually announced, there will be much speculation about the 
identity of the beauty to be chosen to wield the scepter at our 
glorious annual pageant. 

There has been a number of suggestions of a patriotic sort, of 
a court made up of the splendid figures in our history, and it 
is not unlikely that some idea of this sort will be worked up by 
the clever artists who put their wits to work upon this spectacle. 
Edgar Walter, who has been responsible for the beautiful scenes 
which in the past have made these balls memorable, has again 
offered his services, which is an assurance of the beauty of the 
scene. 

© © © 
Buds Given Responsibilities. 

While the debutante set of this year has been deprived of 
the formal balls, and curtailed of many of the splendors which 
illuminated the path the buds of other years trod in their 
first season, there have been any number of compensations for 
the girls of this year. One of the chief of these compensations 
is that instead of being treated like butterflies by their elders, 
any number of the young girls are being trained to understand 
the business affairs of the family. Where the sons have gone to 
the war. fathers very naturally are beginning to think of daugh- 
ters in terms of at least understanding the conditions of the fam- 
ily finance, even when they are not initiated into the inner mys- 
teries of business. The society girl who has not taken a course 
at business college is as rare these days as a nightingale's nest 
on Market street. 



Debutantes Go South. 

The other day a number of girls were enjoying an informal 
farewell luncheon with Elena Eyre and Helen St. Goar. who 
have joined the group at Coronado. A matron who sat at a 
nearby table at the club told me that she could not help over- 
hearing their conversation, and as she thought back to the 
"piffling chatter" of her own debutante days, and compared it 
to the intelligent discussion of these girls, she decided that 
we ought to be grateful for the changed standards the years 
have brought. Of course, the war has put its imprint on ail 
the conversaiton of the young and old, and the merriest chatter 
has a sad minor note in it. but it also has a note of service and 
resolute courage which is sweet to the listening ear, particularly 
when it falls from the lips of the earnest young girls of this 
generation. 

© © © 
Flattery and Working Women. 

In the recent Red Cross drive many women gave their extra 
time to recruiting members, and naturally some of them enjoyed 
unique experiences. At a tea at the Francisca Club the other 
day a group of friends were discussing their adventures in pur- 
suit of members, and a well known Burlingame matron told 
this entertaining tale. She was given three blocks in the Sunset 
district to do. and while she usually rides around in a limousine, 
she took the street car to her destination, as she did not want the 
people whose door bells she rang to think that she was a plu- 
tocrat. On the car sat an old Irishman with a crinkly smile and 
a shrewd eye. He spotted her white button that proclaimed that 
she was an official in the drive, and he got out at the corner 
where she alighted, and offered her some advice about the peo- 
ple in the neighborhood. He ended with this: "Shure. and it's 
the plain folks like you that gets out and does all the work, 
while the rotten rich that ride around in high powered cars 
thinks they are doing a lot to put a few flags and buttons and 
other trimmings in their cars, leaving it to the working women 
like you to get out and do the hard work like this." 

"I never was so flattered in my life." confided the bemillioned 
lady, "as I was when he took me for a working woman and 
called me 'plain folks' — it shows we can't look as decent as we 
sometimes fear we are!" 

© © © 
The Tom Bishop Discord. 

Mrs. Tom Bishop's petition to have her husband removed 
as the guardian of the estate of their son confirms the rumor 
which has persisted for some time that the rift of discord in the 
Bishop family had widened into the chasm the precipice of 
which abuts on the divorce court. 

Mrs. Tom Bishop is one of the most charming and beloved 
of the younger women, and the shattering of her domestic happi- 
ness is a personal grief to hosts of friends. Her marriage to 
Tom Bishop was the culmination of a college romance, and 
promised unusual happiness. Unlike the majority of girls in 
her set. Anna Voorhies elected to go to college before making 
her debut, and instead of going East to one of the women's 
colleges like her young friends who likewise had the college 
idea, she elected Berkeley. Tom Bishop, the son of the well 
known lawyer of that name, was a student at Berkeley at the 
same time, and the romance which began in their Freshman 
year culminated in marriage as soon as they were graduated. 
The Bishop family and the Voorhies family belonged to the 
same social set, and so the parents were delighted with this col- 
lege romance, and every one predicted that their marriage would 
be played under the improved rules of matrimony. 

But it has not worked out that way, and the appraising have 
realized that harmony was not regulating the family music, and 
some time ago their most intimate friends knew that Bishop 
had moved from the family home. But the general public was 
not aware of the fact until Mrs. Bishop filed suit to protect her 
son's interests in the Bishop estate. The elder Bishop put his 
largest fees into country lands, and during much of his lifetime 
his family was "land poor," but shortly before his death the 
value of these lands and their productiveness justified his in- 
vestments, and at his death the estate was valued at much over 
a million dollars. There are four sons to share in it. and there- 
fore Mrs. Bishop's contest for her son's share involves a pretty 
penny. Tom Bishop has followed in his father's legal footsteps 
and inherited a practice as well as a fortune. 



January 12. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



Society and Surgical Dressings. 

Mrs. John B. Casserly has gone East for a few weeks, and 
while there will visit the various women's auxiliaries of the 
Red Cross, to which work Mrs. Casserly has dedicated herself. 
Of late there has been a great change in the sense of responsi- 
bility among women of the leisure class in regard to Red Cross 
work. Many who were just ripping a few moments a week out 
of the closely woven fabric of their lives are now making work 
the major thing. Mrs. McNutt Potter and a group of friends 
have set aside three days a week for the Red Cross work, and 
no matter how alluring is the invitation to do something else on 
those days, they never deviate from their purpose to hold them 
sacred for relief work for the boys in the trenches. 



Registrations at Hotel Clark, Los Angeles. 

Among recent guests at the Hotel Clark, Los Angeles, Cal., 
from this city, the following were included : Mr. and Mrs. H. H. 
Dolley, Geo. S. Smith, Mrs. T. Paterson, S. H. Knap, T. P. 
Ross, J. E. Shellinger, Mrs. Sam West, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. 
Gulick, C. G. Schober, G. R. Ferguson, F. J. Mulvana, Dr. H. G. 
Irwin. Allyn Sheppey, F. R. Campbell, W. E. Dianger, L. W. 
Smith, Edward M. Clodburn. Mr. and Mrs. H. Scheider, Mr. and 
Mrs. F. A. Stearns. Miss Lola Walker, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. An- 
derson, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Williams, Henry Ach, S. A. Pur- 
viance, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Ingelo, Miss Demmick, S. J. Marra, 
Miss Sarah K. Hansen. Miss G. Vogele, M. Caiman. F. A. Mc- 
Carl and Gertrude Vogele. Also C. H. Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. 
Hutchinson, H. B. Hickey, Jr.. and S. M. Geary from Oakland. 
The following from Berkeley : Mr. and Mrs. James S. Moore, 
Jr., J. W. Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Force, Thomas F. 
Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. G Gage, Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Wickson. 

© © © 
Registrations at Hotel Plaza. 

Among the large number of guests that registered at the 
Hotel Plaza this week are : Mrs. Constance Wright and daugh- 
ter, Milwaukee; Mrs. Dell Belmont, Oakdale; Miss G. Murphy, 
Petaluma; Mrs. W. H. Duffey, Auburn; Dr. T. P. Brennan. U. 
S. A., Goat Island; J. A. Bilhartz, wife and child, Sacramento; 
Mrs. N. P. Chipman and grandson. Fresno; Mr. and Mrs. N. S. 
Carman, San Jose; Mrs. John McKeon, Taft; Mr. and Mrs. W. 
D. Flint. Buffalo. New York; E. L. Coleman and wife, city; 
George S. Brown. Miss Margaret C. Brown. Reno; A. Harrison 
and wife, city; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Maguire. Walnut Creek; Rus- 
sell Bullan. Richmond, Utah; J. M. Robinson, Richmond; Mrs. 
Wilson G. Green, Vallejo; E. C. Hughes. Crescent City; Stanley 
Kelly, U. S. N.; W. A. White; Phyllis Rand. Amanda Rand. 
Niles; Robert Sharp, Fremont; Mrs. R. M. Durham. Honolulu; 
Helen Vaux Tillotson, Santa Cruz; Virginia Bartlett. Paso 
Robles; Mr. and Mrs. G. Sheriffs. Healdsburg; Mrs. F. E. 
Kraemer, Rouban, Sask. ; Robert V. Vickery. Benicia; A. M. 
Lougales and wife. Oakland; Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Rodgers. Oak- 
land, J. T. Phelan. Vancouver. B. C. ; M. A. Cummings, Los An- 
geles; Mrs. Ralph C. McLenlon, Denver. 

© © © 
Registrations at Hotel Oakland. 

Amongst prominent arrivals registered at the Hotel Oakland: 
Mrs. W. A. Miller. Dallas, Tex.; Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Gleason, 
San Francisco; Mae Bronce. New York; Grace Ellsworth. New 
York; J. Praze and wife. New York; Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Clark. 
New York; Mrs. I. B. Bennett and daughter, Fresno; H. Watson 
and wife. San Francisco; W. C. Cresmer and family, Chicago; 
Mrs. C. R. Hill and son, Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. G. D. 
Davidson, Los Angeles; L. Taylor and wife. San Francisco; T. 
Meil and wife. San Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Kenold. San 
Francisco; E. S. Hammond and wife. Los Angeles; J. W. Vitz- 
lers and wife, San Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Murphy. San 
Francisco; L. W. Brasselle and wife, Palo Alto; Mr. and Mrs. E. 
G. Tennant. Yakima. Wash. ; Mr. and Mrs. T. Rabreman. 
Fresno; L. B. Lavson and wife, Vallejo; D. S. Ferguson and 
wife. Leavenworth; Mrs. J. E. R. Reid. Sacramento; Eva O. 
Taylor. Sacramento; W. W. Gade and wife. Dallas. Tex.; Mr. 
and Mrs. S. Anderson and daughter. Los Angeles; Mr. and Mrs. 
N. Travehall, Seattle; Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Johnson. Fresno. 



BERT MEYER AND RAPID RISE. 

Like Alexander Pantages, the well known theatre magnate 
who has developed a big string of vaudeville theatres through- 
out the West with a dip into Eastern territory, Bert Meyer, 
resident manager of Pantages Theatre in San Francisco, started 
from the bottom and worked his way to the top. Alexander 
Pantages started his career as a newsboy, and by dint of hard 
work and persistent effort succeeded in reaching the top rung 
in the vaudeville business of the country. Meyer was early 
aroused to emulate his example. Several years ago he entered 
the employ of the big 
vaudeville circuit. The 
best job offered him was 
spieler at the entrance of 
the theare, a form of at- 
tracting passing pedestri- 
ans that was practiced 
several years ago. It 
wasn't much of a job, 
but it furnished Meyer 
with the one thing he was 
eager to gain, a footing 
on the theatre ladder. He 
had the grit and he knew 
that the right kind of 
work meant promotion. 
And it was. Pantages' 
personal representative, 
John J. Cluxton. appre- 
ciated a hustling, ener- 
getic and capable young 
chap eager to learn all 

the ins and OUtS of build- Burton Meyer 

ing up a clientele of reg- 
ular patrons and keeping 

tab on the best acts in the vaudeville line throughout the 
country. 

Meyer worked harder than ever, and when the office of resi- 
dent manager became vacant, there was a lively scurry among 
the Pantages staff and local theatrical men to win the coveted 
position, with all the added possibilities connected with it. At 
the time. Mr. Cluxton. personal representative of Pantages. dis- 
covered that his work had tripled in the increasing lively busi- 
ness. He scanned all the applicants mentally, and quickly 
selected Meyer for the responsible position. 

What Meyer's next promotion will be is a question among his 
many friends. The business of the Pantages has grown im- 
mensely in the last year, and more keen heads and capable 
shoulders are required to handle this very valuable theatrical 
property, scattered as it is over so many States of the Union. 

During the long period of his employment Meyer has been 
day and night vigilantly on his job, watching every detail, so 
that no mishap shall befall, and that a packed house shall pre- 
vail. He has never had a vacation; he has always refused to 
take a^ chance, anxious to keep the business growing. Cluxton, 
as main pilot, has also steadfastly stuck to his post. Both men 
are waiting patiently now for the day wHen each can pack his 
grip and say. "Excuse me, please; I'm going to the country for 
a few days to see what is Not Doing in vaudeville there." 
Meyer's many friends are unanimous that he has a big career be- 
fore him in the theatrical world. 




Mother — Do you think Charles means business ? Daugh- 
ter — Well, every night he calls I see in his pocket the Real Es- 
tate Bulletin listing the houses for rent. — Brooklyn Citizen. 



DIAMONDS MORE VALUABLE. 

Owing to the decrease in the production, caused by the war. 
diamonds have gTeatly increased in value ; therefore it must be 
interesting to those who have any unused Diamond Jewelry to 
know they can dispose of it to good advantage at this time. 

Idle money or idle jewelry has no place in the present eco- 
nomic emergency of the country. Convert your unused Jewelry 
into Cash — and buy Liberty Bonds with the proceeds— or what 
you will. At any rate make your capital work. 

Mr. H. F. Barbier has opened offices in the Head Building, 
and is equipped to handle this branch of the Jewelry business ; 
his association with the largest and most responsible Jewelry 
firms in San Francisco for the past 35 years is a guarantee of 
lair and courteous treatment. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 12, 1918 



In the Training Trenches 

"We can't give 'em too much. They eat it up eight hours a 
day and ask for more. They're keen as mustard." 

This very American comment was spoken by an enthusiastic 
English drill sergeant who was putting Uncle Sam's boys 
through their paces in trench-work at one of the training camps 
of the United States Expeditionary force "somewhere in 
France." They had just gone over the top in a spirited rush 
and cleaned up an imaginary enemy in the captured trench. 

The Paris correspondent of Reuter's recently visited one of 
the camps, and he tells this story, which is printed in the New 
York Times: 

I asked an English drill-sergeant, who had just given a 
bunch of sixteen American subalterns a breathing spell after 
some particularly strenuous exercises, what he thought of his 
charges. 

"What do T think of these 'ere young gentlemen, sir? Why, 
sir, we've just had 'em in six days, and look at 'em! They're 
training on beautiful. 

"The best thing about 'em. sir." he went on with professional 
pride, "is that they're as keen as mustard. We can't give 'em 
too much. They eat it up. At it eight hours a day and ask 
for more, and you could see for yourself, sir, 'ow we made 'em 
'ustie. Just lettin" 'em see, sir. 'ow we do it in our little army.'' 

After luncheon with the division commander, a simple but 
ample meal, with a water washdown — as I am told it is in 
every mess — he invited me to come with him "to see how your 
English sergeant-major takes my aid over there and the rest 
of the school of officers and makes them run around." 

"Yes." said an alert young officer, "come see me sweat. 
The drill we get has baseball skinned at the post as an exercise, 
but it is great stuff." 

We stood later on a smiling hillside, while the general pointed 
out where there had been constructed in a dip three more short 
lines of trenches, ending at a rise some hundred yards off. 

"Those points you see in the sun on the opposite slope." he 
said, "are tin cans on sticks. You will know their use in a min- 
ute or two." 

"Ready, gentlemen." said the drill-sergeant. "Prepare for 
trench bayonet practice by half sections. You're to take these 
three lines of trenches, lay out every Boche in the lot, and then 
get to cover and fire six rounds at them 'ere tin "ats. Don't 
waste a shot, gentlemen; every bullet a Boche. Now, then, 
ready. Over the top and give 'em 'ell right in the stomach! 
Fritz likes his victuals, but not that sort. Get at 'em!" 

Over the top they went with what must have been some col- 
lege yell. They ran some ten yards and dug their bayonets 
savagely into dummy Germans made of sacks that swung in 
the wind to meet them, and disappeared in the first trench. We 
could see the rifle butts lift and fall as they lunged desperately 
at the imaginary foe. Then up they came and on again, until 
we could see them spread-eagled behind a shallow trench, blaz- 
ing away at the cans which rattled down. Then, as they 
marched back, the second section got ready to begin its stunt. 

"To ease 'em up a, bit between real work." the sergeant ex- 
plained, "we give 'em games, but each of these 'ere games is 
meant to teach "em something. We let 'em laugh and joke, 
but they must keep their minds on the game or we tell 'em a 
thing." 

So they played a game designed to teach concentration of 
thought on the exact words of command. The sergeant began : 

"When I begin a command with the words 'O'Grady says.' 
you obey it. When I don't, you stand stiff. Now, ready! 
O'Grady says eyes right! O'Grady says left turn! Front!' 

"There you are. four of you gone to sleep! Get back and 
touch the post in that wire fencing behind you and then keep 
your ears skinned for 0'Grady." 

It was a merry game, but behind all its fun and laughter one 
could see its serious purpose, and the fine young fellows who 
played it knew it better than we. 

The rehearsal of a trench "clean up" with bayonets in the 
hands of the rushing troops was next staged. The Times ac- 
count says: 

A section of a communicating trench had been prepared with 
side pockets, so to speak, at intervals of five yards or so. In 
each of these was supposed to be one or more Germans, repre- 



sented by a sack. The object lesson was to teach these young 
officers, so that they might afterward teach their men the best 
manner in which to take the occupants of such a trench by 
surprise with bayonet in hand and to clean it up. 

"Now remember, gentlemen," said the drill-master, "there's 
a Fritz in each one of these 'ere cubby holes, and 'e's no dub, 
is Fritz. "E's got ears all down his back. We taught 'em that 
trick, so see that your feet are pneumatic, and, for 'eaven's 
sake, don't sneeze, or his nibs will sling you a bomb like wink- 
ing; and there'll be a narsty mess. 

"Ready, No. 1. "Ead down, bayonet up. It's no use sticking 
out your neck to try to get a sight of Fritz in his 'ole. Why, if 
old Fritz was there, 'e'd just down your point, and where'd you 
be? Why, a blinkin' casualty, and don't you forget it. Ready 
again. Bayonet up. Now you see 'em. Quick down with the 
point and at 'em. Tickle 'is gizzard! Not so bad, but I bet 
you wakened 'is nibs in the next 'ole. You see. when you 
pulled your bayonet out of this little Mary, you 'it the butt of 
your gun against the opposite side of the trench. That's fatal. 
Keep in mind you're fighting for your life." 

It was good to see the earnest way in which these young 
Americans got down to their work. They are all right, these 
lads, and when they get their chance, they will show it. 

"Good progress for a week, sir, ain't it?" asked the sergeant, 
with pride, before he left. "They've come from a fighting stock 
— these young gentlemen — and God help the Boches when they 
get going." 

The last supreme impress which the visit made upon me was 
that of the immense seriousness and modesty of officers and 
men in the face of their task. We heard in France that the 
Americans had come over boasting they had come to finish a 
job too big for us. I have still to come across such an Ameri- 
can. I am convinced that the tales are a myth. 



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Evelyn Vaughan in "Cheating Cheaters.'' 

Melodrama is sending its exciting vibrations through the 
Alcazar playhouse, where Evelyn Vaughan is repeating her 
Eastern triumph in the play by Max Marcin, "Cheating Cheat- 
ers." The local company, recruited for the production, is doubt- 
less less finished and artistic in its reactions to the possibilities 
of the play, but one or two of the roles are so admirably por- 
trayed that one cannot imagine any improvement. For exam- 
ple, Grace Travers' interpretation of Nell Brockton is a piece 
of character work that justifies extravagant praise. 

Evelyn Vaughan is so well known to local playgoers that any 
discussion of her ability, or analysis of her talents seems super- 
fluous. Her success in New York was received out here in the 
take-it-for-granted manner of old friends who have never 
doubted that, given the proper vehicle she would ride the high 
road to success that runs up Broadway. 

"Cheating Cheaters" is frankly melodramatic, and envel- 
oped in impenetrable mystery — to all but those gifted with 
unusual ability in unraveling mysteries. For the average per- 



Orpheum Provides Good Bill. 

The Orpheum bill for this week conforms to the average 
standards of vaudeville without hitting any of the high spots. 
And this in spite of the fact that Mclntyre and Heath and Harry 
Green lend their headliner brilliancy to the lesser incandes- 
cents who light the path of the program. 

Last week Mclntyre and Heath did "The Man from Mon- 
tana." This week they are reviving the classic scene from 
"The Ham Tree." Now, "The Ham Tree" will always be ac- 
ceptable, even on Meatless Tuesdays, but it does not be-Hoover 
us to get as excited about it these days as in the ante-bellum 
times. Age cannot wither, nor Time destroy, "The Ham Tree," 
but the combined efforts of both have taught us to restrain our 
mirth within the bounds of conservatism when "The Ham Tree" 
is exploited before our unastonished gaze. No vegetable ever 
served more worthily for delineation of the negro character than 
the afore-mentioned Ham Tree, but several decades of diet on 
it have taken the edge off our appetite. 

Harry Green, as George Washington Cohen, the man who 




Reglna Connelli and Ri by Craven next week at the Orpheum. 



son the climax of every act is loaded with surprises — freighted 
with unexpected developments. 

The over-wise person who will never admit that he has been 
taken in by anything or anybody, will, of course, proclaim in 
accents loud and high that he knew all the time just how it 
was going to turn out, and that never for one moment was the 
identity of "Ferris" a mystery to him! 

Believe him. if you like, but don't envy him! For it's much 
more fun to be surprised and thrilled at every crisis in the 
careers of the bunch of adventurers who never allow a dull 
moment to encroach on the four acts of "Cheating Cheaters." 
than it is to sit in the smug satisfaction of foiling the authors 
and players' intentions of handing surprise packages to the au- 
dience. 

If a corking detective story always fails to get a flicker of 
interest out of you, if mystery and melodrama bore you. stay 
away from the Alcazar. But if you like a rattling good time set 
to the tempo of mystery plus melodrama, you cannot afford to 
miss "Cheating Cheaters." 



could not tell a lie so long as memory holds dear the tradition 
of the cherry tree, does a bit of character acting that bespeaks 
a more intimate understanding of the idealist of the Ghetto 
than the average Hebrew impersonator ever glimpses. He be- 
comes entangled in a domestic tragedy, and to save a woman's 
leputation. finally tells a lie. and thus dashes his hopes of ever 
becoming President of these United States, although, as he 
craftily remarks, "the job of Secretary of State isn't such a bad 
one!" Green was out here a year ago in the same sketch, and 
in spite of the fact that most of us had seen it before, it was a 
pleasure to renew acquaintance with the queer little Jew. who 
set himself an ideal of truth that put him out of plumb with 
the rest of the world. 

The rest of the bill does not excite us to encomiums. Bert 
Swor is a clever negTO impersonator, but the program is suffi- 
ciently black-faced by Mclntyre and Heath. Anna Chandler 
fails to make the audience "go wild, simply wild," over her. 
The Gauldstnidt brothers have a clever French poodle. 

The Devols are excellent wire acrobats. The Hungarian 



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January 12, 1918 



Rhapsody is as well received as ever, and the Alexander Kids 

still delight those who do not object to sophisticated children on 

the stage. 

* * # 

"Turn to the Right" at the Columbia. 

"Turn to the Right'" is still delighting large audiences at the 
Columbia, and the aromatic perfume of Ma Bascom"s peach 
jam is sure to make it as popular here as it has been in Eastern 
cities. An excellent company and unusual play, are factors that 
never fail to get enthusiastic response in San Francisco, and 
"Turn to the Right'" was therefore assured success as soon as 
the opening night demonstrated that it possessed those quali- 
ties. 

» * * 

Pantages Has Excellent Bill. 

One of the best bills the Pantages has presented in many a 
moon is offered to the patrons of that theatre this week. "Mar- 
guerite," an animal trainer of leopards and pumas, puts her ani- 
mals through the paces of a fairy story, called the Beast and 
the Fairy, and the audience, particularly the juveniles, delight in 
the pretty tricks of the graceful animals. Herbert Brooks does 
card tricks illuminated by merry comment; Joe Roberts plays 
the banjo in a way that would make any one respect that instru- 
ment; a monologist. who styles himself Abie Kabible, lives up to 
the sobriquet which he has adopted for himself; the four Read- 
ings do an acrobatic stunt; Eddie Mumford and Frank Thomp- 
son exchange remarks about a nickel, and Olga Arlova in 
classic dances adds the last touch of variety to a bill that runs 
the gamut of versatile vaudeville. 



Advance Announcements 

5. F. Symphony Orchestra. — For the sixth "pop" concert of 
the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, announced for Sunday 
afternoon, January 13th. at the Cort Theatre. Conductor Alfred 
Hertz has contrived a program of wider appeal than any he has 
yet offered. That a capacity audience will be attracted is cer- 
tain, and those who contemplate attendance are urged to make 
reservations in advance to avoid the annoyance of standing i? 
line at the Cort box-office on the day of the event. Emilio 
Puyans. the able flutist of the orchestra, and an artist of the 
first water, will be soloist, playing Godard"s Suite, Opus 116, 
with the orchestra, a composition graceful and effective, and 
admirably calculated to exhibit Puyans' art at its finest. That 
the concert in its entirety is the most popular yet offered is evi- 
denced by the program, which embraces many old favorites. 
Every "pop" concert follower loves Suppe's "Poet and Peas- 
ant'" overture, and Rossini"s overture to "William Tell." Tschai- 
kowsky's "Nutcracker Spite" is always a favorite. Moszkow- 
ski's "Serenade" will be given in response to many requests 
for its repetition. Another "Serenade." by Pierne. is certain of 
appeal. Three Slavonic Dances, by Dvorak, which are new to 
the baton of Alfred Hertz, and "The Star Spangled Banner,"' 
now an established feature of all programs, will be the remain- 
ing offerings of a prodigal feast of light music. The eighth 
regular pair of symphonies is announced for Friday afternoon. 
January 18th, and Sunday afternoon, January 20th. at the Cort. 
Tschaikowsky's Fourth Symphony; Debussy's "La Mer," and 
Chabrier's rhapsody. "Espana." will make up a program of 

vital interest. 

* * * 

Pantages. — At the Pantages opening Sunday afternoon the 
headline attraction will be furnished by the famous Donals 
Sisters, who will demonstrate women's capabilities in the line 
of physical culture. The girls are physical culture faddists, 
and are declared to perform a number of sensational feats. 
For the extra added feature Manager Pantages has arranged 
for the appearance of "A Day at Ocean Beach." a breezy musi- 
cal comedy, and embraces a dozen good-looking chorus girls 
and a couple of hard-working comedians in the name of Billy 
Batchelor and Don Adams. The third big number is Well- 
Well-Well, a clever vaudeville travesty, introducing Frederick 
Wallace, Dollie Lewis and company to San Francisco vaude- 
ville fans. Byal and Early will be seen in their latest laughing 
success, "A Scotch Highball." a non-alcoholic concoction that 
is said to be a scream. Bill Pruitt. the popular Montana cow- 
boy singer, also will be among those present. The show will 
be nicely rounded out by Mabel Naynon's birds, which do lots 



of things that "birds" are not supposed to do. "Torpedo 
Pirates." a first run L. Ko comedy, will be the screen attraction. 

* * * 

Little Theatre. — The Little Theatre of the Players' Club, at 
3209 Clay street, will begin their January offering of one-act 
plays on the 28th. presenting a program of unusual interest. A 
drama by Col. R. C. Croxton of the Presidio, called "Christmas 
on the Border," is creating keen interest, especially in military 
circles, for it is an army play, the action of which takes place 
on the Mexican border. While the members of the Players' 
Club will be seen in the principal roles, soldiers from the Pre- 
sidio also will appear to create the realistic military atmosphere. 
A clever comedy by Clarence Stratton of St. Louis, called "Ruby 
Red," that has been successfully staged by the Cincinnati Little 
Theatre, the Little Theatre of Philadelphia and the Municipal 
Theatre of Northampton, will be offered. Another delightful 
comedy will be by Alice Brown, one of America's greatest au- 
thors, entitled "Joint Owners in Spain." A harlequin by Nich- 
olas Evreinov. a Russian dramatist of international fame, will 
complete the attractive program. Incidental music will be 
played by the Players' Club Trio. The Dance of Death will 
be given by Miss Virginia Whitehead. The plays will be 
staged every night for one week. A special matinee will be 
given on Saturday. February 2, 1918. at 2:30. 

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Orpheum. — Joseph E. Howard, the well known composer, will 
present "A Musical World Revue"' in four scenes, one of the 
big successes of the vaudeville season. It is a summary of vari- 
ous Howard musical compositions introduced with proper sce- 
nic settings and a company of forty players. Regina Connelli 
and Ruby Craven will appear in the Washington Square Play- 
ers" success. "Moondown." Miss Connelli will be remembered 
for the great hit she scored in the title role of "The Lollard." one 
of Edgar Allan Wollf's best sketches. Harry Sylvester and 
Maida Vance, clever comedians and singers, will appear in a 
satirical comedy with songs, entitled "Get Out of the Theatre."' 
the author of which is Willard Mack. Vivian Holt, operatic 
soprano, and Lillian Rosedale. pianist and composer, will be 
heard in songs and stories to music. Both girls have achieved 
marked success in Europe. Miss Holt, who was a pupil of La- 
zar Samaloff, is a lyric coloratura, and Edward Markham, the 
American poet described her singing when he exclaimed : "She 
sings with a lark's tongue." Miss Rosedale is a concert pianist 
and composer of much ability. The Kanazawa Boys are a trio 
of Japanese artists of ability. One of them is a natural come- 
dian. Bert Swor. the popular blackface comedian; Anna 
Chandler in "Breaking into Society." and the Avon Comedy 
Four, will furnish the remaining acts. 

* * * 

Columbia. — Tumultuous applause and a long line of ticket 
buyers at the box-office tells the story of the hit scored by 
"Turn to the Right" at the Columbia Theatre, now in the second 
week of its record-smashing run. Predictions that this quaint 
mixture of tears and laughter would take San Francisco by 
storm, as it did New York and Chicago, have been amply ful- 
filled. Matinees will be given Wednesday and Saturday this 
week, and throughout the engagement, which terminates Sunday 
night, January 27th. The company will not play in Oakland. 

As a mixture of comedy and heart interest. "Turn to the 
Right" occupies a niche all by itself, but wonderful as it is, it 
can boast of no greater merit than the company presenting it. 
The cast is the same that appeared for nine months at George 
M. Cohan's Grand Opera House, Chicago, including Ralph 
Morgan. Barry McCormack. William Foran. James H. Huntley. 
Philip Bishop. Gene Lewis. Charles W. Goodrich. Samuel Low- 
enwirth, George Spelvin, Mabel Bert. Ethel Reraey, Helen 
Collier. Dorothy Betts and Maude Fox. 

• * * 

Exposition Auditorium — The next concert of the San Fran- 
cisco Municipal Orchestra will take place at the Exposition Au- 
ditorium. Thursday evening. 8:30 sharp. January 17. Director 
Frederick G Schiller has given a prominent place on the pro- 
gram to William J. McCoy, the noted western composer, from 
whose tuneful opera. "Egypt."' several songs will be taken. 
Miss McCoy, daughter of the composer, will sing "The Prayer," 
Charles Bulotti will give the "Drinking Song" of the opera. A 
"Surprise Potpourri" of old and new songs that everybody is 
familiar with will be a feature of the concert. The audience will 



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join in the singing, which will be led by Hugh Allan, the fam- 
ous baritone. A number of orchestral pieces which thousands of 
listeners wanted to hear again when they were played at former 
concerts, will be repeated by Director Schiller at the January 
concert, including Carlos Troyer's "Ghost Dance of the Zunis,'' 
Nicolai's overture to "The Merry Wives of Windsor," Mendels- 
sohn's "Spinning Song." "Morning" and "In the Hall of the 
Mountain King." from Grieg's "Peer Gynt" suite, the intermezzo 
from "Jewels of the Madonna." and "Shepherd Dance" from 
German's "Henry the Eighth" suite. The performance begins at 
8:30 o'clock. Admission 10 cents. 



YOUNG LOCAL MILLIONAIRE BECOMES A "MOVIE'' 
ACTOR. 

Frank H. Johnson, grandson of General Thomas H. Williams, 
and well known among the local young millionaires, with large 
property holdings in San Rafael, Union Island and Los Angeles, 
has become an enthusiastic movie picture actor. His friends 
there say that he culls keen delight out of his calling. Though 
he is comparatively new in the game, he has made extraordi- 
nary advance in the art, due to his quick sensibilities of the 
prime points, and a fine appreciation of their values. His mo- 
bile and clean cut features readily express in distinct and in- 
taglio form the various expressions of emotions to be depicted. 
He is reported to be taking to the profession like a film picture 
to the screen. 

Young Johnson's pictures, in character, are in every promi- 
nent monthly movie magazine. December issue, in the country. 
In the new play, "The Snail," a Chinese-American story, in the 
series of the popular "Shorty Hamilton Comedies." from the 
beginning of the story, and continuing through the entire unfold- 
ing of the sprightly tale there is a rapid fire of action and mirth- 
provoking incidents, with the star in the lead. The action is 
told with a full recognition of dramatic values and interpreted 
by a company of recognized screen favorites. The W. H. Clif- 
ford Photoplay Company is among the leaders in the Los An- 
geles field of big original producers, and operates in its own 
studios, and laboratory with every modern facility for turning 
out the highest type of product. Young Johnson is more than 
satisfied with his surroundings and promising future, and is 
sticking to the big game for all it is worth. 



SUNDAY POP SCORES HIT AT CORT. 

The last symphony pop was punctuated with a number of 
music gems that provided a wholesome and appreciative pro- 
gram as interpreted by Director Hertz. From Beethoven's 
splendid fifth symphony he elicited those pure emotional themes 
and pictures that mark the scores of the greatest master of them 
all in emotional content of pure music. In that symphony, 
Beethoven seems to have touched the sensibilities in their finest 
and most uplifting shades of feeling. The "Faust" overture 
of Wagner is a perennial treat when handled by such an in- 
terpreter as Alfred Hertz, who readily gets at the soul and spirit 
of the pioneer of the music of our day and generation. "Faust" 
does not express the high musical mark of the master, but it 
contains a richness of contrast of its own that maintains itself 
as a favorite with the general public. 

Louis Persinger. the soloist of the occasion, was. as usual, 
in perfect form, and the art of his masterful playing accorded 
him. as usual, a shower of heartfelt approval for the delicacy, 
refreshing purity and fine interpretation. It was capitally han- 
dled and brought down the house, as was to be expected. Such 
solo playing by members of the symphony orchestra speaks ex- 
traordinarily well for it as individuals, and indicates how 
elastic, supple and well rounded as a whole it has become un- 
der the magic directorship of Director Hertz. 



This is the way the agent got a lesson in manners. He 

called at a business office and saw nobody but a prepossessing 
though capable appearing young woman. "Where's the boss?'' 
he asked abruptly. "What is your business?" she asked po- 
litely. "None of yours!" he snapped. "I got a proposition to 
lay before this firm, and I want to talk to somebody about it." 
"And you would rather talk to a gentleman?" "Yes." "Well." 
answered the lady, smiling sweetly, "so would I. But it seems 
that it's impossible for either one of us to have our wish, so 
we'll have to make the best of it. State your business, please." 
— Cleveland Plain Dealer. 



IN THE SIDELIGHT OF THE WAR. 

Francis Joseph Heney. armed with unlimited power con- 
ferred by _ the United States Congress on agents of the Food 
Conservation Commission, is now probing into conditions of 
the purchase, sale and distribution of meat and other food sup- 
plies by the leading packing houses of Chicago. He has startled 
the nation by his first disclosures implicating Boston and New 
England capitalists, of high social position, as acting in collu- 
sion with the Chicago corporations to pay excessive dividends 
out of profits derived from conditions giving monopoly control. 
He first made his national reputation as a foe of graft and cor- 
rupt politics as they once flourished in San Francisco. Mr. 
Heney is a New York born, University of California trained 
lawyer, who, after living in Arizona and combining law with 
business in a fashion to make him successful enough to be At- 
torney-General of the State, as a reward for civic service in 
fighting for justice to settlers with defective land title rights, 
lound his way to San Francisco. Former Attorney-General P. 
C. Knox enlisted him in the federal service for battle against 
land manipulators in Oregon, and he did the job so well that 
he not only protected the government's rights but exposed State 
politicians, and ended the senatorial career at Washington of a 
prominent citizen of the State. Returning to San Francisco, Mr. 
Heney was retained to fight against corrupt railway and street 
railway companies and their political henchmen in high office. 
He is a tenacious and battle-loving foe. and with the unlimited 
authority now at his back, will probably go far before he gets 
through with the job he is now on. 



"Waiter, bring me two fried eggs, some ham. a cup of 

coffee, and a roll," said the first "commercial." "Bring me the 
same." said his friend, "but eliminate the eggs." "Yessir." 
In a moment the waiter came back, leaned confidentially and 
penitently over the table, and whispered: "We 'd a bad acci- 
dent just before we opened this morning, sir. and the "andle 
of the liminator got busted off. Will you take yer heggs fried, 
same as this 'ere gentleman?" — Tit-Bits. 



Mistress — Are you a good cook? Applicant — Yes, mum 

— me husband's been pinched, but I ain't never been. — Buffalo 
Express. 



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In the War Zone 



The Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, composed of Ameri- 
can citizens of Irish birth or descent, regardless of creeds or 
politics, and one of the most representative and influential 
social organizations of its kind in the United States, in forward- 
ing an initial gift of $10,000 to the Irish Parliamentary Party, 
declares that "any Irishman or organization who seeks to em- 
barrass any of the allied powers is committing an act of open 
hostility to the United States." All Irish organizations in the 
United States are invited to indorse this declaration as a true 
expression of people of Irish connection in the United States 
toward the war. The Devoys. the O'Learys. and their like will 
find little satisfaction here. The pro-German propagandists in 

the United States will find less. 

* * * 

Heinrich S. Ficke, auditor of the Hamburg-American Steam- 
ship Company, arrested as a dangerous enemy alien on August 
18th, and with considerable flourish of trumpets, is at liberty on 
parole. He is the third prominent enemy alien released within 
the last two weeks, Rudolph Hecht. a personal friend of the 
Kaiser, being one of the others. Meanwhile, United States 
munition plants are still burning from "mysterious causes," and 
William J. Flynn, Chief of the United States Secret Service, 
who has performed excellent work in running down and arrest- 
ing dangerous enemy aliens, has resigned. What connection 
there may be between these things is thus far left to public 

conjecture. 

* * * 

Al-Mintar, or the watch-tower, still exists to the east of 
the town of Gaza. It is where Samson is said to have carried 
the gates of the city. On the road from Gaza to Jaffa are those 
ancient olive trees, many of them more than a thousand years 
old, with gnarled bark and immense trunks. There is an old le- 
gend which credits Gaza with the invention of the first mechani- 
cal clocks. These were perhaps the sand-clocks which are 

still used in some mosques. 

* * * 

When Congress considers the bill that Senator James 
Hamilton Lewis proposes, for taking from disloyal naturalized 
citizens of the United States their citizenship papers, and for 
sending these people to the countries from which they came, 
will there not be a fitting opportunity for the national legisla- 
ture, at the same time, to enact such a law as will prevent peo- 
ple apparently unable to appreciate citizenship in the United 
States from gaining such a status in the country? That citizen- 
ship is too great a treasure to be scorned, commercialized, and 

trampled upon in the manner now far too common. 

* * * 

The appointment of the Prince of Wales to the British 
staff on the Italian front, an appointment which is certainly 
much appreciated in Italy, recalls the visit which King Victor 
Emmanuel paid at Windsor in Queen Victoria's day. Relations 
between the British and Italian royal families were cordial then 
as now. but Victor Emmanuel was apparently rather a startling 
visitor. One of the courtiers said that he looked more like a 
chieftain of the Heruli or the Longobardi than a present-day 
prince. The Duchess of Sutherland remarked that, of all the 
Knights of the Garter she had ever seen, he alone looked a 
match for the Dragon. Queen Victoria won his heart by getting 

up at 4 o'clock in the morning to bid him good-bye. 

* » * 

In a London district, recently, shortly after midnight, a 
light was seen moving from one side of the street to the other. 
It was carried by a postwoman. who was delivering letters af- 
ter delay caused by an air raid. One of the recipients remarked 
to the young woman: "You ought to have a medal for doing this 
at this late hour." The postwoman replied : "I am a soldier's 
wife, madam, and I know the value of these letters I am carry- 
ing." Such ideals of service are becoming common enough in 
England, and in many other countries. And every time they 
"carry farther than the next street." 



"Did your wife scold when you came home so late last 

night?" "You don't know what it is to have a wife who was once 
a school teacher. She simply made me write a hundred times 
on a slate, T must be home by 10 o'clock.' " — New York Globe. 



AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND 



BANK OF 
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(ESTABLISHED 1811) 



Paid-up Capital 

Reserve Fund 

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30th Sept. 1916 




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UBBAEti«feTABLE 




The Flamingo's Nest. 

Have you ever seen "The Bird of Paradise'' played? This 
story, by Roger Sprague. does with words what "The Bird of 
Paradise" does with colored lights and stage effects. All the 
charm, scenery, romance — the whole gorgeous panorama of life 
in a tropical island — are set forth in this novel of adventure and 
big business. The affairs of a sugar plantation have been mis- 
managed, and a representative of the minority stockholders ar- 
rives in Honolulu, with a plan to set matters right. Through a 
whirl of dramatic situations he pursues his plan, coming face to 
face with a variety of interesting types produced by the con- 
ditions of island life — the army officer, the plantation manager, 
the promoter, the banker, and last, but not least, the president 
of the X Sugar Company. And the "eternal feminine" is there, 
too, when "a tall girl, all in white, with a light blue ribbon around 
her blonde hair, crossed the room.'' The story swings along from 
plot to counterplot, through thrilling situations and visions of 
gorgeous scenery, to reach an unexpected denouement. 

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A foreword introduces all the points of prime importance to 

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» » » 

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* * * 

"The Enchanted Gull." 

Soul love is its theme. A man on a yacht, with other compan- 
ions cruising in southern waters. As they approach the home 
port a sea gull is hurled against a mast and is stunned. The man 
in the tale takes the bird into his cabin. While waiting for the 
recovery of the bird he writes an ode. in which occurs the lines. 
"Seek, too, the solitary heart disconsolate of her, my mate." 
The message is tied to a wing of the gull, and the bird set free. 
Some time later, a letter came to the poet signed "Sea-Engen- 
dered Sprite. Samson Reef Lighthouse."' Thereafter the cor- 
respondence grew in length of letter and spirited intimacy. Both 
were unusual souls, and their noble sentiments, as the letters 
will witness. 

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The January Scribner, beginning its thirty-second year, may 
be called a magazine of the times — times that are trying the 
heart of the world and bringing forth a literature that is rich 
in its appeal to patriotism and the demand for a world-wide 
awakening to a lasting democracy and full of the wonder and 
terrors of modern war. This number opens, however, with a 
tribute to the achievements of times of peace with the first 
of Meredith Nicholson's articles on "The Valley of Democracy," 
the great Middle West, where the author was born and which he 
has so well made known by his novels. 



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IFINANOAU 



The report of the condition of the 
A Strong Showing. Anglo and London Paris National 

Bank to the comptroller of the Trea- 
sury at Washington, as of December 31, 1917, shows an extra- 
ordinary advance in that extremely successful institution, when 
compared with a like report made November 17, 1916, a little 
over a year ago. A comparison of conditions shows the follow- 
ing remarkable increases in that period : Loans and discounts 
increased from $25,885,088 to $33,465,719; customers' liability 
on letters of credit and acceptances, from $4,225,983 to $8,670,- 
706; cash and sight exchange, from $29,148,598 to $32,624,377. 
Total resources in the period named increased from $68,117,923 
to $90,392,125. At the same time, surplus and undivided pro- 
fits increased from $1,996,224 to $2,241,062; circulation, from 
$2,709,002 to $3,437,300; deposits, and these mean the back- 
bone of busines, $55,186,713 to $71,042,256. Total resources 
and liabilities increased from $68,117,923 to $90,392,125, a 
showing of increasing substantial values that expresses supreme 
and substantial solidity in finance, due primarily to the far- 
sighted management. 



The report of the Crocker National bank to the Comp- 
troller of the Treasury, as of December 1, 1917. as compared 
with a like report June 20, 1917, shows an unusually substantial 
period for less than six months : Loans and discounts increased 
from $20,775,122 to $21,828,798; customers' liability under let- 
ters of credit, from $2,158,105 to $3,294,515; cash and sight ex- 
change from $12,501,429 to $12,770,238. In liabilities, surplus 
and undivided profits, increased from $3,889,519 to $4,206,811; 
letters of credit from $2,175,829 to $3,324,600. and deposits 
from $31,183,417 to $32,737,633. Resources jumped from $41.- 
199.366 to $44,241,945. an increase well over $3,000,000 and a 
substantial showing that guarantees stability, success and a 
thriving future for this well known banking institution. 



Exports during November amounted to $488,000,000. a 

decrease of $55,000,000 from October, 1917. and of $28,000,000 
from November of last year, according to a statement issued by 
the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of 
Commerce. For the eleven months ending with November ex- 
ports were valued at $5,639,000,000, against $4,959,000,000 a 
year ago. Imports during November were valued at $221.- 
000.000, about the same as in October of this year, but $44.- 
000.000 more than in November a year ago. The imports during 
the eleven months of this year were valued at $2,725,000,000. a 
considerable increase over the imports for the eleven months' 
period of 1916, which were valued at $2,187,000,000. 



Utah led the silver producers of the country for 1917 with 

14,315,300 ounces. California led all the States in gold produc- 
tion, with 1,006.969 ounces, according to the report of the Bu- 
leau of Mints and the Geological Survey. Production of both 
fold and silver in 1917 fell slightly below the 1916 output. Sil- 
ver production amounted to 74.244,500 fine ounces, as compared 
with 74,414,802 ounces in 1916. Gold production was 4.085.- 
589 ounces, valued at $84,456,600. as compared with a value in 
1916 of $92,590,300. 



Cugar exports from the United States, last October. 

showed an increase of nearly 10,000,000 pounds over the same 
month last year. France and England received the same bulk 
of the shipments of 113.241.000 pounds, the former getting 73,- 
000,000 pounds to relieve a virtual famine there, and the latter 
22.000.000 pounds. Six million pounds went to the Netherlands. 
5.000.000 to Argentina, and almost as large a quantity to Mexico 



D. C. Jackling. the copper magnate, has left here for 

Washington, to assume his new $1 a year job, under the Secre- 
tary of War. He will have charge of the construction of plants 
for the manufacture of high explosives, and will spend about 
$90,000,000 of government money. 




Madge — Poor Helen! Has the worst been told? Grace 

— I think not. We are waiting for your version. — Boston Tran- 
script. 

He — You haven't a thought above a new hat. She — And 

you haven't a thought worth mentioning under your old one. — 
Houston Post. 

Chancellor — Sire, we will have to camouflage some of 

our diplomatic schemes. Kaiser — Then paint them a neutral 
tint. — Baltimore American. 

"You really think that he's a game soldier?" "You bet 

he is! Why, he's as game as a married man says he'd be if he 
weren't married." — Buffalo Express. 

Westerly — I want to tell you that I am engaged to Miss 

Eminent of Boston, old fellow. Quickly — Oh. going to put your 
heart in cold storage, are you? — Judge. 

Country Constable (to motorist) — You have evidently 

been drinking to excess. There is hardly enough left in this 
bottle to soften my heart sufficiently to release you. — Life. 

Mistress (engaging new maid) — You say the last family 

you worked for were Germans? Maid (apologetically) — Yes'm, 
but they was sterilized when war broke out. — Snap-Shots. 

"Doctor, my husband is troubled with a buzzy noise in 

his ears." "Better have him go to the seashore for a month." 
"But he can't get away." "Then you go." — Houston Post. 

Butcher — Excuse me. mum. but I forgot to give you the 

bill for that there duck. Mrs. Newlywed — Oh. no, you didn't. 
It was on the duck. I saw it when you wrapped up the par- 
cel. — Judge. 

"Since you worked your examples so nicely." said the 

pretty teacher. "I shall give you a kiss." "Teacher. I didn't 
know there was to be a reward." responded the honest urchin. 
"It's only fair to tell you that my big brother did them sums." — 
Life. 

Bessie had a new dime to invest in ice-cream soda. "Why 

don't you give your dime to missions?" said the minister, who 
was calling. "I thought about that." said Bessie, "but I think 
I'll buy the ice-cream and let the druggist give it to the mis- 
sions." — Christian Herald. 

First Soldier in the Trenches — Ain't that just my luck? 

Second Soldier — What's the matter now? First Soldier — With 
all the pretty girls there are in the States knitting sweaters for 
soldiers I have to draw one with a note pinned to it saying it 
was knitted by a man. — Detroit Free Press. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Union Trust Company of San Francisco. 
For the half year ending December 31, 1917 a dividend has 
been declared at the rate of four (4) per cent per annum on all 
savings deposits, payable on and after Wednesday. January 2. 
1918. Dividends not called for are added to and bear the same 
rate of interest as the principal from January 1, 1918. 

H. G. LARSH. Cashier. 
Office — Junction of Market street. Grant avenue and O'Far- 
rell streets. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
French-American Bank of Savings. 
For the half-year ending December 31, 1917, a dividend has 
been declared at the rate of four (4 per cent per annum on all 
deposits, payable on and after Wednesday. January 2. 1918. 
Dividends not called for are added to and bear the same rate 
of interest as the principal from January 1. 1918. Deposits 
made on or before January 10, 1918. will earn interest from 
January 1. 1918. 

LEON BOCQUERAZ. Vice-President. 
Savings Department — 108 Sutter street. • 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 12, 1918 




SOCHL" PERSONAL ITEMS 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

CHURCHILL^ HERBERT.— Miss Abbie Churchill, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Churchill of Cotati, and sister of Lieutenant Frank Churchill, left 
the first of the week for San Diego, where she will become the bride 
"f Lieutenant William F. Herbert of this city. 

E-MATTHEWS. -Mr. and .Mis. Edgar J. de Pue recently announced 
the engagement of tin Ir daughter, Miss Elva de Pue. to Warren Mat- 
thews of New Fork and Washington. 

MANN-LEE.- Colonel and Mrs. Armos H. Martin. United States Army. 
announce thi - ngagemenl of their daughter. Miss Elizabeth Washing- 
ton .Mann. t«. Lieutenant Charence Minter Lee. United States Army 
Reserve Corps, stationed at Camp Fremont. 

SCHINKEL- NOTTINGHAM.— Mrs. I. C. Schlnkel announced the engage- 
ment of her daughter, Miss Alice Schlnkel, to A. Scott Nottingham 
recently. 

WEDDINGS. 

COPELAND-PH1LBROOK.— Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Copeland announce the 
marriage of their daughter, Miss Irma Copeland. to Lieutenant Frank 
I-'. Phllbrook, (J. S. A. 

UCHTENSTEIN-REISS.— The marriage of Miss Norma Liechtenstein, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. U. Lii htenstein, and Albert B. Reiss, 
of Chicago, took place this week in the Palace Hotel. 

RALSTON- STRUBLE. — Announcements have been received in San Fran- 
cisco of the marriage last Friday in Portland of Miss Hazel Laura 
Ralston and Lieutenant Arthur Dewey Struble. U. S. N. 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES. 
GOLDDSMITH.— Rounding out a half-century of happy married life. Mr. 
and -Mrs. Sol Goldsmith of 106 Jordan avenue, who came to San Fran- 
i on their wedding trip In 1868, Tuesday observed their golden wed- 
ding annlve 

TEAS. 

HAY.— Mrs. Stanley Fay was hostess Saturday at an informal tea and 
dance at her home in honor of about forty of the young student avia- 
tors at the University of California. 

GIRARD. — Mrs. Frank Girard asked a few Of her friends to tea Tuesday 
afternoon. 

HUFF. — In honor of Miss [one Phelan, an interesting young visitor from 
Victoria, B. C, Mrs, Charles P, Huff, wife of Commander Huff, enter- 
tained at tea Tuesi 

SWEESY. — Miss Frai - Sweesy planned a delightful affair Wednesday 

when she entertained tn honor of Miss Leslie Underbill of 

Francisco, a bride ■ ■ 

TERSHUREN. — Miss Helen Tershuren, whose engagement to George 
Whitney rlughson was announced last Saturday, entertained for Miss 
Frances Breck on January 16th at a tea al tht Palace Hotel. 

WILSON.— An informal affair of Tuesday afternoon was the knitting tea 
at which Mis. .lam-s K. Wilson win it lined a group of friends at hej 
■ .I ! 'ai iii' avenue. 

WOODWARD.— Miss Edith Woodward entertained a group of her young 
friends at an informal i ome 0) hei parents, Mr. 

Mb s. Bdwin Woodward in Fruitvale, 

WOOLSET. — Complimenting Mrs. Lewis Luckenback of New York who 
is here visiting hei mother, Mis ,inim a MrCregor, Mrs. Chcstir 
Woolsey has arranged to give a tea at her home Saturday afternoon. 

DINNERS. 

ATKINSON.— Mis* Elizabeth Atkinson was a dinner hostess at her Brod- 
erick street residence Saturds 

BROWNE. — A dinner party was given Wednesday evening by Mr. and 
Mrs. Junius Browne at their residence on Jackson street. The hon- 
ored guests "f this occasion were Mr. and Mrs, Willis Walker of Min- 
neapolis. 

QUINN. — Mr. ami Mrs. Warren Qulnn entertained a number of friends 
at dinner Wedn ng. The affair took place at their new 

apartments on Franklin street. 

CARDS 

ALLEN.— Mrs. Harvey A. Allen entertained ;it bridge for a number of her 

friends at her home on Vaiiejo Btr< 
BARNES.— Mrs. William Barnes of Albany, enterl bridge party 

Timi - fair being held al her home on Buchanan street for 

the benefit of the Red I 
HYLAN1 K — In honor of Miss Ion< ■ i n Interesting young visitor from 

Victoria, B. C. a bridge tea was given Monday at the home ol Mrs. 

Winifred Hyland, on Seventeenth avenue. 
SCOTT. — Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Scott, Jr., opened theii home In Buchanan 

street Thursday afternoon u>v b bridge tea r><v the benefit of tht Red 

Cross. 

DANCES. 

FLEISHMAN,— Miss Genevieve Fleishman will give a dancing party on 
January 19th. at 2626 California street. The affair is given for Miss 
Fleishman's school friends. 

MILLER. — La Jenuesse Assembly gave their holiday dance last evening, 
at the studio of Miss Alys Miller. 

MORGAN. — In honor of Miss Flora Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Percy ,i 

entertained at a theatre party and supper di Monday evening. 

WILLETT. — Miss Audrey Wlllett was hostess Saturday evening at a dan- 
cing party at the California Club. 




saw .-.,.!.. ..>_-. , ' :- 

ARRIVALS. 
AVERY.— Mr. and Mrs. W. ||. Amery have returned from Honolulu. 
where they have been for th< past six weeks, and are again occupying 
their apartments at the Fairmont Hotel. 

FLOOD.— Mr. and Mrs. .lames L. Flood returned Sunday evening from 
New Ymk, where they went to spend the holidays with their daugh- 
ter, Miss Mary Emma Flood, who is going to school there and is with 

In-!' aunt, Miss t'ora Jane Flood, of this city. 
LA MONTAGNE.— Mr. and Mrs. Clinton La Montagne. who have been 

■ njoying a visit at Del Monte, have returned to San Francisco. 
LANSDALE. — Mrs. Philip Van Home Lansdale. who has been spending 

the holidays at Coronado, have returned to Sun Francisco. 
LASSITER. — Colonel and Mrs. William Lassiter. V. S. A., retired, have 

come over from their country home at Ross and are established in San 

Francisco for the balance of the winter. 
LI LLEY.— Alexander LUley and his daughter. Miss Ethel Lilley, returned 

Slglday from the Fast, where they have spent the last three or four 

months. 
MOORE. — Mrs. Macondray Moore and her daughter, Miss Alejandro Ma- 

condray, returned Tuesday from Montecito, where they have been 

spending the last two weeks. 
McGUNNEGLE.— Colonel G. K. McGunnegle has returned from the south. 

where he enjoyed a pleasant fortnight's visit over the holidays. 
O'CONNOR.— Miss Lily O'Connor returned from Bakersfleld, this week. 

where she passed the h the guest Of Captain and Mrs. Wm. 

Holmes McKlttrlck. 
PETERSON-— Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand C- Peterson and Mis. Ward Mail- 
Hard have returned to California from Tacoma, 
P1LLSBURY. — Mr. and Mrs. Horace Plllsbury, who have been visiting 

in Boston with Mis. Pillsbury's relatives, arrived home Monday. 
SNYDER.— Miss Mary Snyder arrived recently from her home in Bethle- 
hem, pa. and will be here for several weeks, she Is the guest o 

brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mis. John T. Snyder, at their 

pretty home on Union street. 



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BROWN'S 

Bronchial '£ 

TROCHES > 

I find them so handy to re- 
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irritated throat, help voice 
strain, or to remove hoarse- 
ness." 

Medicinal troches, not con- 
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efficacious, and so conveni- 
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The 10c Size Box «ts the vest pocket 
At all Druggists, 10c. 25c. 50c. $1 

Ij y-nr ilrnlrj canntit vuppiy you, _. 
will mail any aize upon receipt of price. 

John I. Brown & Son, Boston. Mass. 




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January 12, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



15 



DEPARTURES. 

BYRD.— Mr. and Mrs, Benton Cole Byrd have departed for China. 

CORBY. -Misses Edith and Margaret Corey of Fresno, who came to San 
Francisco far the New Year celebration, have returned to their home 
in the south. 

(JOTTSCHALK. — Mr. and Mrs. Emile Gottsch&Lk and Mr. and Mrs. Julian 
Oesterlcher have left for New York, where they will pass the winter. 

HILL. — Mr. and Mrs. Fentriss Hill, who have been enjoying a sojourn 
in the East for several weeks, have returned to their home in San 
Mateo. 

KELLOGG. — Mrs. Vernon Kellogg has gone to "Washington, where she 
will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hoover. 

OXNARD. — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oxnard left for the East recently, and 
will go first to New York and later to Baltimore. They plan to be 
away for several weeks. 

SCHLESSINGER. — Lieutenant and Mrs. Lee Schlessinger, whose marriage 
took place early last month at the Schlessinger home on "Vallejo street, 
have left for the East. The bridegroom's father, B. F. Schlessinger, 
will accompany the young couple. 

SUFFLE. — Mrs. Frank Suflle of Minneapolis, who has been a guest at 
the Palace Hotel, left Monday for Pasadena, where she has for sev- 
eral years passed her winters at the Maryland. 

WHEELER. — Miss Jean "Wheeler and Miss Cornelia Clampett left Tues- 
day for Carmel-by-the-Sea, where they will enjoy a week's stay. 

WHITNEY. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. "Whitney, who have been visiting 
in San Francisco for some weeks from their home in Portland, have 
left for Los Angeles. 

INTIMATIONS 

BABCOCK. — Mr. and Mrs. William Babcock of San Rafael are at Coro- 
nado. They went south to spend the New Year at the Hotel Coro- 
nado. 

BOWERS. — Lieutenant and Mrs. "Wilder Bowers are in Florida, the for- 
mer having been transferred from American Lake to one of the training 
camps there. 

BROOKE. — Mr. and Mrs. John F. Brooke are domiciled for the winter 
months at 1701 Pacific avenue, having taken Mrs. "Wakefield Baker's 
house. 

BULL. — Mr. and Mrs. Albert Crandall Bull are established in a pretty 
home on Vallejo street. 

CHASE. — Mrs. Harold Chase of Santa Barbara has taken a house at Bur- 
lingame near that of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. B. Morse. Lieutenant 
Chase, who is at the Presidio, will spend as much time there as pos- 
sible. 

DE PUE. — Miss Elva De Pue. whose engagement to Warren Shepard 
Matthews of New York was recently announced, is having some 
friends with her at the de Pue ranch near Yolo. 

GARNETT. — Much interesting entertainment is being planned in pi. in- 

pliment to Mrs. St. Clair Gainett, wlm is visiting al \Y Isi.!<-. th>- 

guest of her mother-in-law, Mrs. A. Douglas McBryde. 

HART. — Mrs. Benno Hart and her daughter, Miss Constanei ll-nf an 111 
Washington at present, having just completr.i a delightful slay in 
New York. Mrs, Hart and her daughter plan in return home about the 
middle of February. 

JOHNSON. — Major and Mrs. Robert A. Johnson have Closed theli LDSJ 
ments at California and Mason streets for the time bpinc. and 
"Washington. 

KNOX. — Mrs. Charles E. Knox and Miss Janet Knox ai ■ - those of 

the smart set who are visiting at present in Tacoma, 

MACONORAY. — Miss Alexandra Maeondruy is having a delightful visit 

to Santa Barbara, when' she is the guest of Miss Margaret Trimble. 

RAAS 1 . — Miss Marguerite Raas. one of the popular im-ini younger 

set in Ross, Is planning to enjoj a irisll to friends In the Baal In a few 
weeks. 

TRIMBLE.— Miss Margaret Trimble has been entertaining Mrs. Alacon- 

dray Moore and Miss Alejandro Macondray at the Trimble home In 
Monteclto. 

WAX.KBR, — Mr. and Mrs. Talbot Walker have taken one of the moat 
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WENDUNG. — Mrs. George x Wendllng and her daughter, Miss | 

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WTLLCUTT. — Dr. and Mrs. Qeoi hed In a 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 12, 1918 




VDMOBILE 



-o. 



While we are out on our helping "stunt," helping the govern- 
ment to get rid of its Liberty bonds, the Red Cross and a hun- 
dred and one things that they are doing for the soldiers, don"t 
forget to look just a little further ahead. 

All the boys that are going to the front are not going to be 
left there dead. In fact, the percentage so far has been very 
low. They will come back some day — to what? 

This is where the responsibility rests on the man that stays 
at home. When the boys come back there must be an improve- 
ment in the country financially, so that they may be paid back 
for the battles they fought for the men that stayed at home. 

The present is a golden opportunity for California. The men 
of wealth in the United States cannot go abroad to get away 
from the severe climate of the East during the winter or mid- 
summer. 

California has really been the one ideal place for these men 
to spend their money. But we are not getting the number of 
visitors we should have for what we have to offer in the way of 
scenery and climate. 

The reason for this is that while we have some splendid roads 
for motoring, these stretches are not coupled up. and it is not 
possible for a motor car owner to travel the length and breadth 
of the State. 

So while we are having "the drive habit," let us start one for 
the finishing up of our highways. Let us get out and sell the 

highway bonds we have on hand. 

* * * 

What has become of the Motor Reserve that was organized 
sometime before the war? 

Now that we are at war we need this motor reserve more 
than ever. Some six years ago the News Letter pointed out 
the value of such an organization. 

War at that time was the last thing to be thought of. It was 
not until Europe was gripped in the mighty struggle that the 
value of the Reserve received a thought, and only then when 
some members of the automobile trade, military inclined, hit 
on the idea as a good "publicity stunt." 

The daily papers gave the "stunt"' columns, and it looked as 
if that which had been started as an advertising scheme would 
turn out valuable for the country. 

When the United States entered the conflict those at the 
head of these reserves went into active service, leaving this 
home guard dismembered. 

Here is a splendid opportunity for the California State Au- 
tomobile Association to still further show that it is one of the 
livest automobile organizations in the United States. It can, 
with the co-working of the southern association, tie the ends 
together of this reserve and make it of some value to the State, 
at the same time show the rest of the country that we are alive 
to the issues of the day. 

It has already been proved that this war is being won through 
the assistance of the motor vehicle, and anything that can be 
done to increase the proficiency along this line means a more 

certain victory. 

* * * 

Each Monday morning there is the regular crop of motor car 
accidents reported for Saturday and Sunday nights. In looking 
over the reports of these accidents, it will be found that the 
majority take place after the midnight hour, and in almost every 
case is the result of a joy ride. 

Booze and gasoline won't mix. This has been recognized by 
the law. The driver who tries to do the mixing finds himself 
up against the jail. 

But this is always after the accident has taken place, and 
the hospital or morgue has received the visitors. Ninety per 
cent of these accidents could be prevented if the Chief of Police 
would detail men in plain clothes in the beach district, or at such 
place where the joy rider is known to habit. 

When a driver appears from out one of these places showing 
the signs of liquor, he should be put under arrest. It is very 
simple, if these places have no political pull. 



That all the gasoline necessary for the war purposes of the 
country can be saved for the government by the exercise of 
proper economy on the part of motorists is the estimate of the 
Bureau of Mines and of the National Automobile Chamber of 
Commerce as well. If motorists, garages and gasoline supply 
stations will exercise the care and economy in use of the fuel 
that they should exercise, war or no war. enough gasoline will 
be saved to more than supply the American war trucks, pas- 
senger cars, motor boats and airplanes. To make this plain, 
the N. A. C. C. has prepared, with the co-operation of the Bu- 
reau of Mines and the Council of National Defense, a graphic 
poster, showing in striking manner the possibilities of economy. 
These posters are to be distributed broadcast throughout the 
industry for prominent display. 

According to the estimate of the Petroleum division of the 
United States Bureau of Mines. 959.000 gallons of gasoline a 
day will be required for the use of army, navy and aeronautical 
operations during the coming year. The total daily gasoline 
production is 6,849,000 gallons, so with a campaign against 
waste, it can be seen that the war needs should be cared for 
easily and still have ample for our industrial needs. 

The Bureau of Mines estimates that the following savings 
can be effected daily: 

Tank wagon losses. 7.200 gallons. 

Leaky carbureters, average l-17th of a pint per car, 33.400 
gallons. 

Poorly adjusted carbureters. l / 2 pint per car 240.000 gallons. 

Motors running idle. ^ P mt P er car - 240.000 gallons. 

Wasted in garages, 10 pints per day. 67,000. Saved by using 
kerosene in garages. 108.000. 

Needless use of passenger cars. 1 3 4 pints per car, 897,400 
gallons. 

This makes a total of 1.500,000 gallons a day, or 561.000.000 
gallons a year, whereas our war needs are 350.000.000 gallons 
a year, or less than two-thirds of what may be considered as 
wasted at the present time. 

» * « 

Three circumstances are responsible for an increase in sales 
of sedan type cars that is noteworthy, in some sections, espec- 
ially. They are. increased vogue, the draft and instincts of 
economy. Of all closed types the "family" car, in which the 
owner drives, is growing in popularity fastest of all because it 
appeals to the greatest number of persons, is most flexible in 
its uses, and yet carries the luxurious air of the limousine. At 
the same time, the drafting of many men who have been em- 
ployed as chauffeurs has brought about a change in the mental 
attitude of many former employers of professional drivers, 
whereby, instead of replacing their old drivers with men above 
draft years, they have returned to the practice of driving them- 
selves, partly, perhaps, as evidence of the not unpopular war- 
time economy, partly because it is being done just now. and 
partly because they like it. The net result is a stimulus to sales 
that is exceedingly welcome to dealers in many lines, because 
the more sedans sold the greater the market, the greater the 
market the greater production, and hence the lower the price. 

9 9 

The farmer will always owe a great debt of gratitude to the 
automobile. The horseless vehicle has changed his mode of 
living. It has made him happier and more contented with his 
lot. It has increased his wealth and earning power. 

The automobile has revolutionized country life. And the 
automobile is a most necessary assistant on the farm. 

The farmer is no longer isolated. The automobile has brought 
the outside world to him. This outside influence has been a 
most helpful factor in his life and habits. 

The young man is no longer anxious to run away. The au- 
tomobile keeps him at home. He wants to stay there, for the 
automobile has given him the opportunities he has longed for. 

To-day the automobile means more to the farmer than any- 
thing given him since the advent of the reaper. 

* * * 

Because of congested freight conditions in Texas, farmers 
and stock raisers are hauling their produce and cattle to market 
in motor trains. The first train passed through Dallas from 
Farmersville and contained five trucks loaded with sheep and 
hogs for delivery at the Fort Worth stock yards. The 57 miles 
was made in seven hours at less cost than freight. 



January 12. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



17 



For the Owner and Driver 



With the big Pacific Automobile Show only six weeks away, 
interest among dealers, distributors and the public in general 
is increasing in the big motor car exhibit. 

Several of the larger distributors have already left for the 
East to attend the New York and Chicago shows, and get in 
touch with their factories for the arrangement *>f special dis- 
plays to be held at the big coast show. 

The truck men are keenly alive to the opportunity that is af- 
forded them to show in connection with big passenger car dis- 
play, and they are endeavoring to add features to their exhibits 
which will take the honors away from the passenger car show 
and rank the trucks as the biggest drawing card of the two. 

The upstairs corridors of the big Civic Auditorium are going 
to be converted into a beautiful show space for the tire and 
accessory men, and the space for these exhibits is already at 
a premium. 

Manager George A. Wahlgreen is most enthusiastic over the 
show prospects. 

"Demands for show space in all three departments, the pas- 
senger, truck and accessory ends, have exceeded our most opti- 
mistic hopes," he said, "and we are only worried now as to our 
ability to care for the many different firms which desire repre- 
sentation. 

"Forecasts as to the attendance figures are very high, and 
there is every indication that the number in attendance will 
double the high figures set at last year's display. 

"The decorative effects will in a way be more magnificent 
this year and will make a special appeal not only because of 
their magnificence, but because of their timeliness and effect- 
iveness. 

"Special features that will prove of general interest are also 
being arranged for the big truck exhibit, and thousands of peo- 
ple will throng the two shows to see the special features alone.'' 

* * * 

W. O. Rutherford's plan for supporting the government finan- 
cially during the war period without the waste of time and ex- 
pense involved in various campaigns has been worked out at the 
B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company's plant, of which Mr. Ruther- 
ford is general sales manager. The plan was suggested by Mr. 
Rutherford at the close of the war merger fund campaign, of 
which he was chairman. His idea was that the work could be 
centralized under a permanent committee, and the money could 
be raised by taking the factories of Akron as units. The popu- 
lation represented by the employees of a factory would bear its 
share of the contributions in proportion to its relation to the 
total population of Akron. In working out the plan Mr. Ruther- 
ford thought as a start that each of the 22.000 Goodrich em- 
ployees ought to be willing to give a half hour's pay a week to 
funds for war purposes. This would go into a fund, and when- 
ever Uncle Sam would launch a new campaign Goodrich em- 
ployees could just delve into their fund and give their allotment. 

There is nothing obligatory in these contributions. 

* * * 

Simplicity, individuality and good taste are combined in the 
show cars which left the Mitchell factory at Racine. Wis., re- 
cently, en route to the Grand Central Palace at the New York 
Automobile Show, which is in session from January 5th to Jan- 
uary 12th. 

"This year the element of performance will be the main fea- 
ture at the show." said John Tainsh, general sales manager of 
the Mitchell Motors Company. "The Mitchell policy to manu- 
facture automobiles of power, endurance and stability on re- 
serve lines of dignity and elegance still exists. However, there 
is always a demand for novelty in motor cars. Artistic paint 
combinations appeal to some motor enthusiasts who are always 
on the lookout for new creations. 

"Radical changes in the mechanical construction of the cars 
are few. The changes in most cases are marked in body de- 
sign, in interior furnishings and in minor refinements of the 
chassis, engine or equipment. For instance, one of the most 
beautiful cars in the Mitchell exhibit is the five passenger Club 
Sedan in the De Luxe model. The exterior color scheme of this 
car is of satin finish blue grey, covering the hood and under 
panels of the body. The wheels are carried out in the same 
color. The fenders, radiator and tire carrier are jet black in 
satin finish. 



"The interior scheme, which bespeaks refinement, is uphol- 
stered in blue grey Lenox Velour to match the satin finish of 
the exterior. The interior mountings are of Mt. Vernon Silver of 
the Adam period.." 

* * * 

Merchandising of Rajah plugs now is in the hands of the 
Edward A. Cassidy Co., New York City, this being the latest 
part that the Cassidy organization has secured. 

* * * 

In speaking of the proper amount of air that tires should 
carry, George W. Lichtenberger-Ferguson Company, factory 
distributors of Norwalk tires, gives some valuable information : 
He says : "The air pressure in a tire should be determined by 
three things, its size, the weight it is to carry, and its construc- 
tion. Too much air is as bad as too little. In some respects 
overinflation is worse than underinflation, because the former 
hurts tires, car and passengers, while the latter hurts only the 
tires, unless the tire becomes flat enough to make the motor 
pull harder. Too much air gives practically a solid wheel that 
transmits every jar and jolt directly to mechanism and pas- 
sengers, raises the car over small obstacles instead of absorb- 
ing them, and the reaction pounds the tires much harder upon 
the roadbed. On the other hand, the evil of underinflation is 
confined almost entirely to the tire. Most tire manufacturers 
recommend a pressure of about 20 pounds to the inch (of 
width), and although this may be theoretically correct, in prac- 
tice most drivers prefer from 2 to 4 pounds less. 

"The various sizes of casings are designed to carry definite 
maximum weights. Overloading beyond this maximum is 
very destructive, bringing strains to bear upon the fabric that 
it was never intended to withstand. 

"It has been found that 70 to 75 pounds is preferable to 80 
pounds for 4-inch casings, reducing the pressure to 65 pounds 
the last third of the casing's mileage." 

* * • 

There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
cf Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 




18 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 12, 1918 



INSURANCE 



Glenn R. Lombard this month succeeded Harry L. Cope as 
special agent for the Norwich Union. Cope recently resigned 
as special agent for the Norwich Union to go with the Willard 
O. Wayman general agency. Lombard will cover the field for- 
merly in charge of Cope, embracing Northern California and 
Nevada, with headquarters at San Francisco. Sidney L. Har- 
rington has resigned as special agent for Marsh & McLennan to 
enlist in the balloon section of the U. S. Aviation Corps. R. R. 
Webber, his predecessor in the same field (Sacramento and San 
Joaquin Valley districts) resigned during the middle of last 

year to enter the Officers' Training Camp. 

* • • 

The old German-American fire insurance company, for which 
George H. Tyson is general agent in the Pacific field, continues 
its long and honorable career, since January 1st of this year, 
as the Great American Insurance Company, and its running 
mate, the German Alliance, will be known since that date as 
the American Alliance. All contracts under the old name will, 
of course, be valid, the only difference in the two companies 
being in the change of name, as both have always been strictly 

United States in all other particulars. 

* * * 

The entire managerial work of the Pacific Department of 
the American Central, St. Paul Fire & Marine. Minnesota Un- 
derwriters and Lloyds Plate Glass insurance companies has. 
since the first of the year, in consequence of the retirement of 
Major Christensen. devolved upon Benj. Goodwin, ably assisted 
by assistant managers J. B. Fritschi and J. R. MacKay. Mr. 
Goodwin has been associated with the company for the past 
twenty-seven years. 

* * * 

"Manager," writing to the Underwriters' Report, emphasizes 
the necessity of instruction by the special agent of locals re- 
garding the duty of the insured after a fire, and especially re- 
garding that provision of the policy making it obligatory upon 
the policyholder to protect his property in all possible ways, 
observing the same care over his insured property as he would 
if he had no insurance. This advice is timely. 

* * * 

Since the first day of the year the Newark Fire in its Pacific 
Department has been under the management of Rolla V. Watt, 
manager of the Royal and Queen. As previously announced, 
the Newark, formerly under the management of George W. Dor- 
nin. was purchased last year by the Royal, and the change has 
been made not on account of any dissatisfaction with the former 

management. 

* * * 

The E. B. Halden Co., a prominent San Francisco brokerage 
firm, announces that on February 1, 1918 the name of the firm 
will be changed and the business conducted under the style of 
M. F. O'Brien & Co. The firm will on that date remove its 
offices to rooms 403 to 407. Stock and Bond Exchange Building, 
the handsome new structure just completed on the west side of 

Montgomery street, between Pine and California. 

* * * 

It is reported that a movement is on foot, backed by former 
general agent James H. de Veuve, to revive the old Seattle Fire 
& Marine Insurance Company. Mr. de Veuve is at present' con- 
ducting a reciprocal underwriting concern known as the Lumber- 
men's Indemnity Exchange, and this will probably be merged 

in the resurrected company. 

* » • 

This month the Pacific Department office and field staffs of 
the Royal and Queen insurance companies got together at the 
big office in San Francisco to compare notes and make plans 
for effective work during the present year. The business meet- 
ing concluded with a banquet at the Commercial Club rooms, 
where nearly one hundred employees and their guests were 
seated, presided over by Manager Rolla V. Watt. 

* * * 

The service flag of the J. B. F. Davis & Son brokerage firm 
now contains eight stars. Kenneth M. Davis, son of W. S. 
Davis, is a graduate of the school of aviation, and is at present 
stationed at Memphis, Tenn. 



Robert P. Fabj, who was recently retired, owing to ill- 
health, from the Pacific Coast management of the Liverpool & 
London & Globe, is at present in the Orient, where he will re- 
cuperate, under orders from his physician. 



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January 12, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



19 



ACTIVITIES OF PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC 
EMPLOYEES. 

The Pacific Service Employees' Association, which now con- 
tains some sixteen hundred members, is an organization for all 
the employees of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San 
Francisco, and all the outlying districts in which this company 
operates, and is rapidly growing and taking definite form. 

All the activities of the employees, of any nature whatsoever, 
are taken up through the Association. These include athletics 
of all kinds, for which tournaments, etc., are arranged between 
different districts; educational matters, entertainments, etc., 
and. what is of greatest interest now, the present whereabouts 
and doings of all men who have left the service of the company 
to enlist in the service of the United States. The matter of 
permanent headquarters is now being taken up, and the mem- 
bers of the association hope soon to have a "home." 

Two meetings are held each month — one at Oakland and one 
at San Francisco— at which matters relating to the company 
and the employees are brought up and discussed, so that all 
members may keep informed of the company's activities. 
Papers concerning the work being performed by the Pacific Gas 
and Electric Company are read at these meetings, and prove 
to be of great educational value. There is always plenty of en- 
tertainment provided at the meetings; also, as the association 
boasts of some very clever members, a large chorus and a good 
orchestra. 

At the last meeting of the association officers were elected 
and committees appointed. 



BIG ADVERTISING CLUBS' CONVENTION TO BE HELD 
HERE. 

Officers and members of the executive committee of the As- 
sociated Advertising Clubs of the World will arrive here Janu- 
ary 14th. Their visit here at this time is for the purpose of con- 
ferring with the officers and directors of the San Francisco Ad. 
Club regarding the convention that is to be held here next July 
of the affiliated advertising clubs of the country. 

The officers and executives who are now en route here are 
headed by W. C. D'Arcy of St. Louis, president of the Asso- 
ciated Advertising Clubs of the World. Other executives of 
the party are: Geo. W. Hopkins of New York, vice-president; 
William G. Rook of Toronto, vice-president and P. S. Florea of 
Indianapolis, secretary-treasurer. The conference that is to be 
held here will also be attended by Llewellyn E. Pratt, chairman 
of the National program committee of the San Francisco Ad. 
Club, and Fred W. Kellogg of this city, and also third vice- 
president of the National association, Tuesday evening. January 
15th. the San Francisco Ad. Club will tender the visitors a ban- 
quet at the Hotel St. Francis. Leading business men of this 
city and officers and directors of the San Francisco Chamber of 
Commerce, and the principal civic and commercial organizations 
of the community, will attend. The visiting party will remain 
here about five days. 



SEVERAL ERRORS VOLUNTARILY RECTIFIED. 
Through a mistake in copy furnished the recent issue of the 
Christmas edition of the San Francisco News Letter, the arti- 
cle on page 50 describing "Bradley V. Sargent's Rapid Rise to 
Success." inadvertently was made to state that "Judge Sargent 
has had offices with Frank H. Gould in the Mills Building since 
the first of the year." Attorney Vincent Surr occupies the 
suites of offices with Judge Sargent, and not Mr. Gould. At this 
same time Judge Sargent was not a member of The Pals, a 
local club, that club had gone out of existence. The Judge has 
occupied a high and responsible position on the bench of Cali- 
fornia, and has decided a number of very important cases that 
stood the appeal of the upper courts, and the News Letter, of 
its own volition. Testifies the slips made. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets. 



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your nose to spite your face. Powder it up and go after some 
other young man." — Louisville Courier-Journal. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 12. 1918 



FASHION'S FADS AND FRILLS 



The big bazarr held at the Grand Central Palace was full of 
inspiration for every one. for more reasons than one. Of course 
purse strings were untied and pennies scattered broadcast, for 
who can resist the appeal of a bottle of milk for babies, or com- 
forts for our own soldiers? Then, too. from the more worldly 
point of view of the woman interested in fashions, there was 
much to see. Aside from the costumes of the represented coun- 
tries, picturesque to the extreme, there were modern frocks and 
coats that deserved more than passing note. The thing that im- 
pressed one more than anything else was the simplicity of every- 
thing. Not a bit of trimming on the smart tailorerd suits, 
dresses or coats, except for the liberal use of fur on the more 
dressy coats and the wool trimmings that are considered so 
smart. 

The whole thing was on so gigantic a scale that it required 
many visits to really appreciate it. The blaze of light, the 




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The New Suit with Narrow Skirt 



A Smart Example of the Top-Coat 



quaintly colored booths, and the costumes of the "attendants." 
presented a dazzling effect. Scattered everywhere, enjoying 
the fun with almost childish glee, were the soldiers and sailors, 
our own and those of our Allies. Scotch kilties rubbed shoul- 
ders with gay Bohemian girls, and conservatively garbed Ameri 
cans applauded. 

The Question of Wool. 

With this very cold weather comes the pressing question of 
wool. Of course, we need winter coats, and the knitted scarfs 
and collars and cuffs fill long-felt wants. Whether we set aside 
all the wool for the use of the government, or limit ourselves, 
remains to be seen. At any rate we are all willing to co-operate 



with the government and only use what we really need. The 
day of a sweater for every costume is a thing of the past, and 
we will use what we have. 

For Palm Beach and Other Southern Points. 

Those who are planning the annual trip to Palm Beach, or 
who live in the sunny South, are interested just now in news of 
thin clothes, spring coats and suits, and sports costumes. Il- 
lustrated here is a suit of exceeding smartness. The loose, 
straight lines are particularly appropriate for the soft, loose 
weaves of the spring materials. The vest, with its deep, rolling 
collar, is of chamois cloth, and the suit itself of a Copenhagen 
blue. The skirt has wide overlapping seams, which can be left 
open at the bottom for more freedom in walking. The suit is 
equally smart, made without the vest, with a belt and deep patch 
pockets. 

Color News and Notes. 

It you would be considered modish, subdue your favorite 
reds and greens. Not to the point of fadedness. however, far 
from it! Simply soften them into bewilderingly beautiful 
shades. Soft gray-blue lavenders, ashes of roses, that old-time 
favorite, wisteria, and silver grays and lichen grays; of these 
are the color cards of Fashion. If you desire a spice, add a 
dash of rosy orange or peacock blue, but the smartest costumes 
are usually of one tone, with the exception perhaps of the lining, 
which may be as gorgeous as you please. Wool embroideries 
and stitchings are used with effect, either in the same shade as 
the costume or in contrasting colors. The Chinese. Japanese 
and East Indian influence is plainly felt in the newest designs 
and colorings. Sometimes they are fairly riots of colors, almost 
breath-taking in their beauty. 

Passing Fads. 

The day is almost passed, thanks to the need of the hour for 
economy and conservation of material, when we felt called upon 
to put on a summer hat in January or February. It was a ridicu- 
lous custom, carried to an extreme, originating perhaps with 
Palm Beach and the real need of straw hats and summery 
clothes down there. As long as the days are bitterly cold, and 
snow is on the ground, let us stick to our winter hats. Another 
passing fad seems to be that of colored boots with cloth tops 
of contrasting shades. The black shoe with white or gray top. 
and the deep mahogany with tan upper, are still considered in 
good taste, though there is a marked return of the all-black boot. 
White spats with patent leather pumps are appropriate only for 
afternoon or informal evening wear, and the all-white shoe is 
fast being consigned to its proper time of year, summer. 

The Useful Top-Coat. 

Top-coats are so very practical that they have a place of their 
own in the wardrobe of the thoughtful woman. They may be 
worn with different dresses and also with the separate skirt and 
waist. The one illustrated here has raglan sleeves and a wide 
belt. The material is a wool mixture. 



"John, you ought to get in the aviation service." a York 

man told a negro last week. "You are a good mechanic and 
would come in handy in an aeroplane. How would you like to 
fly among the clouds a mile high and drop a few bombs down 
on the Germans?" "I ain't in no special hurry to fly. cap," the 
negro answered. "When wese up 'bout a mile high, s'pose de 
engine stopped, and de white man told me to git out and 
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REPORT OF CONDITION OF THE 

ANGLO & LONDON PARIS 
NATIONAL BANK 

SAN FRANCISCO 

At the Close of Business December 31, 1917 

RESOURCES 

Loans and Discounts $33,465,719.27 

U. S. Bonds to secure circulation 3.500.000.00 

Other U. S. Bonds and Certificates 918,800.00 

Other Bonds 10,129,685.99 

Other Assets 1,082,885.79 

Customers' Liability on Letters of Credit 

and Acceptances 8.670,706.98 

Cash and Sight Exchange 32,624,327.73 

$90,392,125.76 
LIABILITIES 

Capital Stock $ 4.000.000.00 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 2,241.062.20 

Circulation 3.457,300.00 

Letters of Credit, Domestic and Foreign 

and acceptances 8.670,706.98 

Federal Reserve Bank 980,800.00 

Deposits 71.042.256.58 

Officers $90,392,125.76 

Herbert Fleishhacker President Wm. H. High Assistant Cashier 

Mortimer Fleishhacker Vice-President J- W. Lilienlhal Jr. Assistant Cashier 

Washington Dodge Vice-President ried ' r - Ouer Assistant ( 

J. Friedlander Nice. President J C Andetton Assistant Cashier 

C. F. Hunt Vice-President Geo. A. Van Smith Assist.it.' 

E. W. Wi! on Vice-President V. Klinker Assistant Cashier 

C.R.Parker hies J. S. Cuiran islant Cashier 

H. Choynski Assislsnl Cashier A. L. Langerman Secretary 



The Crocker National Bank 

OF SAN FRANCISCO 

CONDITION AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS DECEMBER 31. 1917. 

RESOURCES 

Loans and Discounts $21,828,798.56 

United States Bonds 1.958.000.00 

Other Bonds and Securities 4.240.392.07 

Capital Stock In Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 150.000.00 
Customers' Liability under Letters of Credit .. 3.294.515.74 

Casli and Sight Exchange 12.770.238.81 



$44,241,945.18 



LIABILITIES. 

Capital $ 7.000.000.C0 

Surplus and Undivided Profits I V6.811.41 

Circulation :. 1*2.900.00 

Letters of Credit 3.324.600.62 

Deposits i.\-3?.633.15 



$44,241,945.18 



OFFICERS 

WM. H. CROCKER President 

JAS. J. FAGAN Vice-Pres. G. B. EBNER Asst Cashier 

W. GREGG. Jr.. V.-P. & Cashier B - O. DEAN Asst. Cashier 

J. B. McCARGAR. Vice-Pres. J- M - FASTEN Asst. Cashier 

D. J. MURPHY Asst . 

JOHN CLAUSEN. Vice-Pres. F . G . WILLIS Asst Cashier 
H. C. SIMPSON. Asst. Manager Foreign Dept 
G. FERIS BALDWIN. Auditor 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
WM. H. CROCKER CHAS. E. GREEN 

CHARLES T. CROCKER vv GFEGG JP 
JAS. J. FAGAN A. F. MORRISON 

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THE 
WAR TIME AIMS OF THE 
CHAMBER of COMMERCE 

J\t THE close of the past eventful year, the SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COM- 
MERCE, reviewing its own activities and contemplating the largest service of which it is 
capable for the Year 1918 is moved to restate some of its fixed and fundamental policies. The or- 
ganization is solemnly aware of its obligation to render a MOST DEFINITE and UNRESER VED SER- 
VICE to our Nation. 



Inasmuch as the present war is supremely one of produc- 
tion, calling for the maximum of efficiency in industrial 
and commercial life, organizations of business and indus- 
try of the type of the Chamber of Commerce have enor- 
mously increased significance and responsibility. 

The first policy of the Chamber is to make the organi- 
zation thoroughly representative, so that when it speaks, 
it speaks with the power and backing of the vital and re- 
sponsible commercial interests of the city. 

It is a matter of congratulation that so much progress 
has been made in this direction and that San Francisco 
has a real organization with which to express its united 
opinion and to voice its common needs. 

The Chamber is committed to get the basic facts con- 
cerning the community. Intelligent activity cannot be had 
without thorough information. Every department of thi 
Chamber is required to gather the fullest information upon 
all subjects under consideration. We are ambitious to 
have the best informed organization in the United States 
as to the transportation, shipping, legislative and other 
subjects bearing upon commercial and industrial develop- 
ment. 

While the various departments of the Chamber are of 
distinct service to the membership, it is the fixed aim of 
the Chamber of Commerce to contribute and express, 
rather than to exploit for immediate selfish advantage. 

The Chamber seeks to function the power and influ- 
ence of its membership toward community development 
and service. 

It is not organized primarily to secure direct business 
advantages for individual members, but to furnish an or- 
ganized opportunity to individuals, firms and groups of 
business men to build up the highest type of commercial 
and industrial development for the benefit of every man. 
woman and child in the city. 

The Chamber therefore seeks to deal with the dominant 
problems which face the community, problems which are 
beyond the resources or abilities of anything less than our 
city's combined commercial forces. These problems are 
concerned with port administration and efficiency; they are 
concerned with a higher type of municipal administration. 
They arise in connection with unsound legislation which 
would remove the lawful protection from the peaceful pur- 
suit of business or threaten the legitimate conduct of busi- 
ness, or. on the other hand, the Chamber may undertake to 
guide constructive legislation for the freer opportunity of 
commercial intercourse. These problems concern large 



transpoitation questions, undue discrimination of rates 
and realization of wider distributive areas for San Fran- 
cisco. The problem is one of foreign markets and espe- 
cially ir. this time of greatly disturbed international rela- 
tions, deals with the intricate detail and adjustment due 
to necessary government regulation. The problem is one 
of properly using the giving power of six thousand mem- 
bers of the Chamber to influence efficiency and legitimacy 
of the various social and charitable organizations of the 
city, the efficiency and service of which so greatly af- 
fects industrial and commercial prosperity. On the 
industrial side, the problem is one of the strictest in- 
vestigation to the end that a wise and far-sighted pro- 
gram may be laid out for manufacturing development. 
At a time when anarchist, I. W. W. and other destructive 
forces threaten the free exercise of constitutional rights, 
the commanding problem before the entire community is 
one of the preservation of law and order. 

All of the activities of the Chamber in 1917 have dealt 
fearlessly and constructively with these problems. 

In interpreting the terms commerce and industry, it must 
always be remembered that these are fundamental human 
.juestions and that activities which tend to stimulate com- 
merce and industry widen the opportunity of every in- 
dividual in the community and affect advantageously both 
those who work with their hands and those who fill execu- 
tive posts. The greater the opportunity for employment, 
the greater the opportunity for the enjoyment of adequate 
wages and therefore the greater degree of comfort in life. 

The Chamber of Commerce realizes that it represents 
a world city, located at the very cross-roads of interna- 
tional commerce. It must be concerned with every national 
movement affecting the Pacific Coast. It does not dare 
treat any subject from a strictly local viewpoint. It must 
meet all these problems with the one dominating idea 
that the commercial community of San Francisco, with its 
remarkably advantageous position, must contribute every- 
thing to the national industrial development in order to 
win the war. 

The policy of the Chamber is therefore to stimulate and 
encourage the greatest activity and efficiency in commerce 
and industry and to bring home to each individual member 
the strength and necessity of his personal contribution to 
this great end. 

With these "WAR TIME AIMS"' the San Francisco 
Chamber of Commerce looks forward to the coming year 
of service. 





■lUUUM iMty M. CU> 

SAN ^NCBSpo 




Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 




VOL. XCIV 



SAN FRANCISCO, CAL, SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1918 



NO. 3 



The SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Freder- 
ick Marriott, 259 Minna Street, near Fourth, San Francisco. Cal. Tele- 
phone Kearny 3594. Entered at San Francisco, Cal., Post-Office as second- 
class mail matter. 

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FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER should 
be sent to the office not later than 5 p. m. Wednesday. 

Subscription Rates (including postage) — 1 year, $5; 6 months, $2.75. 
Foreign: 1 year $7.50; 6 months, $4.00. Canada: 1 year, $6.25; 6 months, 
$3.25. 

California oil relief is nearer — a shake-up, as usual. 

Neylan has called on Governor Stephens for more data : 

he'll get it by cart-loads. 

A morning paper announces "More Hogs for 1918." 

They must be the Food Corner Hogs. 

Kerr Kaiser has ripped up his latest peace plan and 

scattered it to the winds — whence it came. 

A blanket mortgage on a dweller's house ought at least to 

preserve some warmth during the present weather. 

There was very little swearing off this year, probably 

due to the fact that there was very little to swear off on. 

American Red Cross now has 20,000.000 members : some 

cross that, when it spreads out and begins to care for those in 
need. 

The driving blizzards in the East do not seem to have 

any ill effect on the fat coal buzzards that are boosting the 
prices of coal. 

What do the slackers, who flouted the government in the 

draft call, now think of their actions while they pace their cells 
in San Quentin? 

Farm Life pleads in mournful numbers life is but an 

empty dream : some folks fricassee cucumbers, others eat them 
dressed with cream. 

The wife who refused for six years to kiss her husband. 

in fear of germs, seems to have won her case : she was never 
stung even a little bit. 

The Kaiser lost a capital investment when the British 

captured Jerusalem : it will become one of the greatest touring 
points in western Asia. 

What has become of the mechanical milker in the big 

dairies? Are they going the water route the same as the or- 
ganized union milkers? 

The herring run is on. So is the annual bargain sales 

for women. The war god may brag some, but he isn't the only 
one on the run these days. 

Twenty years ago word of an impending Russo-Japanese 

alliance agitated local commercial circles. How agitation of 
the yellow newspaper kind dissipates in the logic of years? 



German leaders in Berlin declare that they see "weak 

spots" in Premier George's last speech. German camouflage 
uncovers its own weak spots. 

This weather is the dryest in many, many years. The 

"drys" have evidently overplayed their hand, and Prohibition 
is likely to have a dusty time. 

In Iowa the patriots are painting the sympathizers of the 

Huns with coal tar : it sticks, and that is more than the Teutons 
could do in attacking Verdun. 

While the government is mobilizing the financial re- 
sources o„f the country it should not overlook the star batters 
of the two big baseball leagues. 

A number of German-Americans in this country seem 

to be in a like position with the hero of Everett's great patri- 
otic story, "A Man Without a Country." 

Another Dutch prophet has declared that Germany is 

en the edge of collapse. We will not believe it till we see Heir 
Kaiser sliding down the bottomless pit. 

The steadfast knitting going on among the hundreds of 

stenographers in local business offices has evidently driven the 
typewriting machines to eat wool in protest. 

"A decline in egg prices is noted on "change," according 

to a veracious contemporary. This must have been a printer's 
error, as the decline was in the quality of the egg. 

-A Los Angelano dropped dead while handing his wife 

her household money. Probably he had breakfasted on a 
breakfastless breakfast, and failed to beat the game. 

The old time saying that "Man was born for mutual as- 
sistance." seems to apply practically in the present united 
spirit of the American people to help the government. 

The number of business men who are consulting doctors 

since the Christmas period, regarding their hearts, seems to in- 
dicate that local wives have been rather free in distributing the 
best cabbage brands of imported cigars to their hubbies. 

The inserts of local pies in the beaneries are shrinking 

visibly, according to the dietary news. A German bomb slipped 
in one of them could readily be discovered without a magnify- 
ing glass. 

The local Business Men's Highway Club proposes to 

give their annual banquet this week at $7 per plate. As it is a 
Hooverized affair with one course we calculate that there will 
be at least one oyster in the soup. 

The new lady clerks, that have taken the places of men 

in some of the hotels, are somewhat agitated over the problem 
of whether they shall wear a blazing solitaire under their 
as did their male predecessors, or wear it modestly on the wed- 
ding finger. 




EDITORIAL COMMENT 




There has just come to light a new 
A New Theory of and interesting theory why Germany 

Germany's Failure. made war so boldly on the rest of 

the world. It was claimed in the 
period just preceding the war that she had discovered the in- 
dustrial and economic theory upon which she had been working, 
and upon which she had built up her wonderful reputation for 
efficiency — only to discover that it was fit only for the junk 
pile. The Junkers realized that they were facing national 
bankruptcy as a result, and they figured out that their only hope 
to maintain their standing was to go to war in order to recoup, 
through the immense indemnities that might be forced from 
captured France. Belgium and Russia. Edward Lyall Fox 
sets forth this theory in his book "William Hohenzollern & 
Co.,'' in the following nub : "After three trips to Germany dur- 
ing the war. often talking with business men. farmers, socialists, 
kings and princes, I believe that there were powerful banking, 
industrial and agricultural influences in Germany, and a war 
party led by the Crown Prince, all of whom wanted war. I 
believe that the Kaiser did not want it at first, but was driven 
into it because from 1890 to 1914, Germany was rushing to 
bankruptcy. Her industrial prosperity was a paper prosperity. 
In thirty years her imperial debt had increased 1,233 per cent, 
her navy expense 1.054 per cent, her army expense 127 per cent, 
the cost of living 109 per cent. Wages increased only 31 per 
cent. The imperial pocket book was paying for Germany's 
prosperity. Public expenditures can be met by only taxation 
and indemnity. I believe that the Kaiser wanted to meet them 
by taxation; but that the wealthy class of Germans would not 
brook it; that he was finally persuaded to try out the war 
machine — the idea being a short, terrific war. a victory in 1915. 
and heavy indemnities from France and Belgium to pour into 
the debt-stricken imperial treasury.'" 

Added to this was. of course, the lust of world conquest in 
which wild ambition, wherein both the junkers and the imperial 
family were thoroughly saturated; and in which they grandi- 
osly and haughtily posed in the limelight, boldly insisting on 
such claims in the period up to the reverses at the Marne. Evi- 
dently the Imperial family and the junkers, like Humpty 
Dumpty. have had a great fall, both in economical and military 
reversals, and praise to their 
cheerful adviser, Old Satan, 
they will never again attain 
their former position in the 
world. 

3KT 

California's Danger in Crop 
Gathering. 
Some weeks ago the Cali- 
fornia Development Board ap- 
pointed a farmer's committee 
to investigate the farm labor 
situation. Visits were made 
to various sections of the 
State. Correspondence was 
had with the many farmers' 
organizations, commer c i a 1 
bodies, and with many indi- 
vidual farmers. Without ex- 
ception the admission was 
general that more farm labor 
was an absolute necessity even 
to maintain the expected nor- 
mal crop production ot the 
State. To increase production 
was, with the present force. 
out of the question. From 
various localities it was as- 
certained that some agricul- 
turists would plant no greater 
acreage than they could culti- 
vate and harvest within the 
force of their own families. 



Other farmers in the Sacramento Valley affirm their position in 
the same strain. 

The question of conscript labor has naturally been taken up, 
and the committee reports that so far it has failed to find a 
farmer who was willing to accept conscripted labor that prob- 
ably never saw a field plowed, team harnessed or seed planted. 
Nor did they care to depend upon labor that would have to work 
under guard. Filipinos, where they have been tried in this 
State, have not proved satisfactory in the heavy work expected 
on a California ranch, and their deportation at the close of the 
war would be a serious problem, extremely doubtful of execu- 
tion, as the islands are the property of the United States. 

Regarding Mexican help, the latest advices this week are 
to the effect that many of these laborers in California are now 
returning to Mexico under the belief that their government will 
in a short time cut up the large land-holdings there into small 
farms for native locators. The executive committee of the 
California Development Board has considered the report of the 
Farmers' Committee from all angles, and in view of the des- 
perately scant labor here to gather a crop so tremendously im- 
portant to both the American forces and those of the allies, the 
committee has recommended that the offer of our Chinese ally 
to loan experienced farmers for the duration of the war be ac- 
cepted. A copy of this resolution was telegraphed to President 
Wilson at Washington. Organized labor will, of course, insist 
on having a voice in the determination of this important ques- 
tion. It is to be hoped that some fair and equitable compro- 
mise will settle the problem so that this nation and our allies 
will be able to get the absolutely necessary food stuffs now in 
the growing. 



Putting Our Troops 
Over There With Care 




DOING HIS BIT 



A review of numbers of the news- 
papers of this country, that have 
covered the investigation of the war 
department's endeavors to ade- 
quately ship men and materials to France for the summer cam- 
paign, complain that the Secretary of War has not kept up with 
the requirements of his extraordinarily big job. What do these 
worn-seated critics expect? Have they compared the present 
number of our men and cargoes of freight transferred to France 

with the like preparations of 
the British transportations to 
South Africa during the Boer 
war, and the hapless experi- 
ence of Russia during the 
Russo-Japanese war? Secre- 
tary Baker rightly observes 
that more has been done in 
this respect since war was de- 
clared by this country than at 
any like attempt in history. 

The trouble with most of 
these arm chair critics and 
their discouraged subscribers 
is due largely to the constant 
magnifying of expectations 
which have been so freely and 
so unwarrantably indulged in. 
The idea of sending any land 
force whatever to France was 
not seriously entertained by 
the people when war was de- 
clared eight months ago. Won- 
ders have been done by the 
war department in that brief 
period. Not such an extraor- 
dinary project has ever been 
attempted by any nation in 
history; the task in all its ram- 
ifications and details is colos- 
sal. There is not another 
government on earth that 
would or could successfully 



-Kirby In N. Y. World 



January 19, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



attempt to carry to success the landing by spring of about 
one million well equipped troops together with the inter- 
minable number of "feeders" and others that must accompany 
them either directly or indirectly. The war department may 
not land every man and jack of the complement it calculates on; 
but the tally will be close to it and no American patriot can ask 
for more than such showing. If these critics, under the present 
shortage of shipping, expect more should be done, there is 
something lacking in their gray matter, and they may be classed 
as zannies. No one at home or abroad, who possesses a rational 
idea of the situation, has any right to anticipate military opera- 
tions on the part of this country the coming spring on such a 
colossal scale, staged as it is across 3,000 miles of water, and 
then some. 



WHY IS THERE A GERMAN-AMERICAN PRESS? 

In the United States there are about 450 journals printed in 
the German language. The dozen largest of these, it is esti- 
mated, have about one million readers. The loyalty of this 
press is being sharply challenged and the demand for its sup- 
pression is becoming insistent. "Why," asks the Louisville 
Herald, "is there a German- American press?" It proceeds to 
answer its own query. Such a press exists not to teach a re- 
gard for American institutions, but to keep alive reverence for 
Germany, to foster a "sentimental separateness'' by decrying 
the people of other nationalities, and to "solidify the Germans 
among us for political reasons." Most of them profess to have 
independent sources of information. If the Louisville paper is 
correct, they "get no cable news, no specials, no information 
by wire that is not open to all the newspaper world." and many 
have no news service whatever, simply translating from the 
English papers what suits their purposes best. 

"When it comes to 'news' of disasters to the American trans- 
ports or to the American expedition, when it comes to such 
'scoops' as the destruction of a British fleet by Zeppelins, when 
it comes to proving that Germany is invincible and inexpungn- 
able, and that American military opinion so believes and re- 
ports, these Kaiserlichs, who protest they are nothing of the 
sort but true blue all the way through, are in their chosen 
element." 

The Topeka Capital was one of the last of the dailies to 
reconcile itself to war or even to preparations for war. But it 
demands the suppression of the German-American press and 
demands it loudly. It says : 

"The German-American element represented by the German- 
American press is disloyal to the United States and desires to 
see the Kaiser, not this nation, victor in the great war. All 
newspapers in the United States that are transparent traitors 
should be suppressed without ado. No publications of any kind 
printed in the German language should be permitted." 



The late H. H. Rogers, we read in the Topeka State 

Journal, once took Mark Twain to see a very beautiful and valu- 
able piece of sculpture. It represented a young woman coiling 
up her hair, and the workmanship was such that the owner's 
other companions stood open-mouthed in admiration. "Well." 
said Rogers, turning to his companion for his verdict, "what do 
you think of it? Grand, isn't it?" "Yes, it's very pretty," said 
Mark Twain, "but it's not true to nature!" "Why not?" in- 
quired every one in surprise. "She ought to have her mouth 
full of hairpins," replied the humorist, gravely. 



The Techau Tavern's augmented "Jazz" orchestra has 

certainly caught the fancy of the lovers of the best to be had 
in "Jazz" music. The dancing public who have not as yet be- 
come acquainted with the superior quality of dance music 
played at the Tavern are losing much enjoyment, and it is sug- 
gested that no time be lost in visiting the Tavern and passing 
time most pleasantly. It would take considerable space to 
itemize all the delightful features to be found at the Tavern, 
but it is sufficient to state that there is never a dull moment 
there. Sunday nights, with its continuous entertainment, is the 
feature night, but every night at the Tavern is one of unalloyed 
delight. The perfume and cigarette favors are distributed free 
and without competition every afternoon and evening and af- 
ter the theatre hours. 



TOW N_C R I E R 

— — According to ubiquitous Isidor Jacobs, president of the 
California Canneries Co., who has just returned from Wash- 
ington, where he uncovered a lively lot of political inside info, 
Frank Heney has been offered a good chance to run as a can- 
didate for Governor this fall. If he cares to take the chance he 
will be backed by former Congressman William Kent and 
Charles R. Crane of Chicago, organizer of the Woodrow Wil- 
son League, which took such a prominent position in the last 
Presidential election. Heney's initial backing is said to be 
$30,000 cash. Both these backers are non-partisan. Two 
headquarters for this contest will be located in this State : one 
in Los Angeles and the other in this city, where Mr. Jacobs has 
been invited to start a campaign committee. There is one beau- 
tiful full-blown fly in the ointment : Will Heney consent to run 
under his present prospects at Washington? He is ripping 
both ways into the meat trust and kindred organizations, to the 
great satisfaction of the Washington authorities, and he has an 
excellent chance of succeeding Joseph Davis of Wisconsin, 
who has resigned on the Federal Trades Commission. Davis 
expects to succeed Senator Husting. Some time ago Heney 
fortified his candidacy in the south land by declaring a resi- 
dence in Santa Monica. Gavin McNab is said to be behind 
Heney's candidacy; so are a number of old-time Progressives. 
Scripps' papers will back him. it is claimed. Heney is the 
liveliest candidate so far mentioned; Governor Stephens, of 
course, is understood. Mayor Rolph is in the East, giving all 
of his time and attention to his rapidly growing shipping busi- 
ness, ignoring politics. Some of his friends ought to pound 
him on the shoulder and explain to him that there is a Guber- 
natorial campaign underway for this fall, and he ought to run; 
but he won't. Business seems bigger than politics these ener- 
getic war days. 

A number of new goose-fleshed San Francisco and Oak- 
land sugar Fagins were rounded up by the Federal authorities, 
this week, and thrust before the local food administrators for 
violation of sugar sales rules. As usual the wretched culprits 
whined and vigorously protested that somehow they had mis- 
interpreted the new series of government rules provided them. 
The Retail Grocers' Association is doing all within its power to 
round up these wretched money grabbers and bring them to bar 
for their atrocious practices in profiteering. A special investi- 
gator has been placed in the east bay region to run them down. 
Every effort is being made bv local government representatives 
to apprise housewives that there will be no shortage of sugar 
in this western territory if the rules issued by the Federal au- 
thorities are lived up to. This ukase has had the effect in a 
marked degree to stop the tendency of timid householders to 
hoard sugar. But try as thev will, the authorities can make no 
dent in the minds of certain purblind visionaries who indus- 
triously think they see danger and personal stress unless they 
are thrice defended behind bulwarks of barreled sugar, or in a 
sound position where they can surreptitiously secret a sufficient 
amount of non-hoardable supplies so as to be on, what they 
term, the "safe side." Condemnation to such creatures. 

The devil's to pay when the hungry and the frozen in 

this world are forced to attack food and fuel within presentable 
reach. We rarelv see such scenes in the West, but they are 
evidenced in the East, where, during a blizzard, a mob of over 
500 men and women swooned down on a coal train standing at 
a railroad crossing and raided the contents despite the active 
energies of the police to defend it. Wagons, wheelbarrows, 
push carts, baby carriages, sacks and clothing were used by 
the frozen people of the tenements to carry away the fuel they 
must have to keep the spark of life in their frozen bodies. 
Scenes of this character are significant in America. War and 
war's spawn of temporary evils do not explain away such situa- 
tions. And out of such situations come another horde of I. W. 
W.'s and the tragedy of direct action. 



"You're under arTest." exclaimed the officer with chin 

whiskers, as he stooped the automobile. "What for?" inquired 
Mr. Chuggms. "I haven't made up my mind yet. Ill fast look 
over your lights, and your license, and yoor numbers, and to 
forth. I know I can get you for something." — Washington Star. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 19, 1918 




Patriotic Pageantry. 

As predicted in these columns last week, the pageant at the 
Mardi Gras ball will be of a patriotic character, and instead of 
keeping the public guessing for some time about the personnel 
and period of the setting, the announcement has already been 
made that it will represent American history, and will be led by 
Columbia in the beautiful person of Mrs. Willard Drown. 

In these day;, of war. we have seen many Columbias on the 
stage, and have an idea of how beautiful the costume may be, 
so there is no need to fear that the pageant will look like the 
red. white and blue bunting goddesses of Fourth of July pro- 
cessions in a New England village. Miss Columbia, like the 
rest of her sex, has exalted her standards of dress, and instead 
of the tri-color bunting of other days she blazons forth in glit- 
tering sequins, or gleams in shimmering beads woven by such 
clever fingers that the fairies might have spun the flag for 
Titania. herself, to wear. 

So we may be sure that Columbia will lack nothing in beauty 
for Mardi Gras purposes. Mrs. Drown is a perfect choice for 
the role, for she is not only a very beautiful woman, but de- 
cidedly American in type. So many of our well known beauties 
are of the exotic type, or the foreign type that suggests what a 
melting pot this country has been for all the races, and while 
that has made for great beauty, it is altogether fitting that the 
one chosen for the role of Columbia should be what we are 
pleased to call the "American type." 

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Choice of Bernhardt's Beauty Doctor. 

In her debutante days Edith Preston was accounted the most 
beautiful girl in San Francisco by Mme. Sara Bernhardt"s 
"beauty doctor." The great French actress, on that visit to 
America, had in her retinue a celebrated Parisian physician 
who specialized in repairing Nature's work, or building up 
beauty where none had been. He was the great advertising 
feature of that tour, rivaling for press material the hand-carved 
coffin which the "divine Sara'' had carried with her on her 
preceding "farewell"' tour. 

In San Francisco one of the morning papers created a sensa- 
tion by announcing that it had given to Monsieur Le Docteur 
the photographs of some of the beauties of San Francisco, and 
after due deliberation he would place the verdict of surpassing 
loveliness upon the most beautiful and deserving brow. 

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Miss Edith Preston Won Paris Apple. 

With proper preliminaries the story was played up, and fin- 
ally the choice was announced. From all the photographs 
spread before his appraising gaze he had selected that of Edith 
Preston. He gave a detailed analysis of her superior charms, 
and defended any contention that his judgment was not in- 
fallible. Not that any one rose to dispute the verdict, for the 
young lady's pulchritude had been observed before the advent 
of the French expert ! 

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Apple Sauce for Others. 

This Paris, with an M. D. after his name, having given the 
apple of beauty, unlike the Paris of old who was confined to 
but one specimen of the apple crop of that season, this modern 
Paris, forsooth, made apple sauce and ladled out a generous 
helping to other beauties. I have forgotten most of those who 
were proclaimed as worthy of his undisguised admiration, but 
I do recall that one of those who came in for special mention 
was Virginia Joliffe. now Mrs. Daniel Jackling. Norma Preston, 
now Mrs. Harry Scott, was likewise among the honorably men- 
tioned. 

The whole affair caused not a little amusement and some in- 
dignation among the girls who were thus exploited without 
a "by your leave." But of course it has long since been for- 
gotten. 



Mrs. Drown Rents a Costume. 

While this is the first time that Mrs. Drown has led the pa- 
geant, it is by no means the first time that she has been sig- 
nalled out for Mardi Gras honors. At one of the balls she was 
given the prize for the most beautiful costume, and the story 
goes that the costumer from whom she rented it went ino a tan- 
trum and declared the committee must have looked too care- 
fully at the beautiful lady, and not closely enough at the cos- 
tume! As has happened, before and after, the costume was 
one that Mrs. Drown secured at the last moment, whereas cos- 
tumes that had cost the wearers fabulous sums, and had taxed 
the resources of the costumers for months, passed unnoticed by 
the committee! 

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Downey Harvey Does Not Depart. 

The paragraph in a local paper announcing the departure of 
the Downey Harveys for the East has caused Downey Harvey 
not a little amusing embarrassment. As a matter of fact, Mrs. 
Harvey went East alone, and is now visiting the Oscar Coopers 
in New York, and will tarry in Washington before returning to 
California. Downey Harvey still lingers in our midst, to the 
surprise of those who read of his departure. Which brings me 
to the nub of the tale. Said a well known clubman to his fellow 
clubman, which in these abstemious days is the equivalent of 
saying, said a "cold sober'' fellow to his mate : "Old chap, if 
I were not on the wagon. I would say that I saw Downey Har- 
vey out at the golf links to-day. By Jove, there was a man out 
there who is a dead ringer for him. If I had not known that 
Harvey is East I would have spoken to this chap, he looks so 
much like him!" 

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Knitting Club for the Pacific Union. 

Here is another club tale which is going the rounds. A very 
enthusiastic Burlingame matron heard Dr. Foster, when he was 
out here speaking for the Red Cross. Dr. Foster is the Presi- 
dent of Reed College, Oregon, and was sent to France by Presi- 
dent Wilson to report on the Red Cross work there. His speak- 
ing tour of the coast has resulted in renewed effort on the part 
of the women to keep up the quota of supplies expected from 
this district. 

This estimable and aforementioned Burlingame lady, who 
belongs to the dowager group, decided that the work should be 
speeded up. Finally she had a brilliant idea. It came while 
she was at a dinner party where some twenty people were as- 
sembled. 

"I have it,'' said she in accents loud and high; "you know that 
most of you men at the Pacific Union Club snooze around in 
chairs after your luncheon. If you were really patriotic you 
would knit. Think of the warm things you could make for the 
boys in France!" 

The vision of the old guard of the Pacific Union Club sit- 
ting bolt upright and singing the litany, "knit three, purl seven, 
and bind it off," meanwhile suiting the action to the words, is 
a picture that only a post-impressionist can paint. 

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Fifth Ford Enlists. 

A touching ceremony took place in the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
A. B. Ford the other day. The service flag in their window was 
taken down for a moment to add another star to the four that 
already bespoke the unusual patriotic service which that fam- 
ily is rendering to the cause of democracy. The fifth and last 



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son, a lad aged nineteen, just entered the University of Califor- 
nia, found that academic interests were no concern of his, and 
he enlisted in the aviation corps as a private. 

Norman, Arthur, Bernard and Sidney Ford enlisted among 
the first. Bernard, in spite of the fact that his marriage had not 
turned the corner of the honeymoon period. The fact that Mrs. 
Ford, the mother of these boys, was an English girl, the grand- 
daughter of Sir Sidney Waterlow, former lord mayor of London, 
has, of course, been a determining factor in the unusual enlist- 
ment from this one family. The Fords have many connections 
in England, and although they are themselves thoroughly Ameri- 
canized, they have visited over there and have cemented friend- 
ships with their kin. Like all the other families of standing 
in England, the war has called one after the other of the young 
men of the Waterlow kin to final taps, and even before this 
country entered the conflict the Ford boys were anxious to go 
over to the other side and help their cousins. Norman and Ar- 
thur Ford are already in France, and Bernard and Sidney are 
in training camps awaiting orders. Geoffrey Ford is at Angel 
Island awaiting his orders. He has enlisted in the signal corps 
of the aviation service. 

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Little Formal Entertaining. 

Much pleasant and informal entertaining is being done for 
the engaged girls. One of those who is the recipient of many 
of these delightful affairs is Miss Edith Rucker, whose engage- 
ment to Warren Spieker was announced last week. Save for 
affairs of this kind, and impromptu gathering of friends, the 
calendar is bare of social affairs. The Wednesday Night Musi- 
cal Club was entertained by the Henry T. Scotts this week, and 
other than that, there is no large affair to record. 



Arrivals at Hotel Clark, Los Angeles. 

Among the recent prominent arrivals at the well known Hotel 
Clark, Los Angeles, Cal., from this city, the following were 
included: W. H. Kelly, A. W. Leonard. Roland Grubb. S. E. 
Crickton, W. R. Nevin, J. J. Foley, Geo. R. Cornden. Mrs. J. A. 
Borland, Miss S. A. Clark, C. Kreimler, J. G. Roberts, Mr. and 
Mrs. George A. Gladin, Frederick Buik. G. A. Carviall, Geo. 
E. Kimball, R. M. Vaughn, Ford J. Sullivan. Mr. and Mrs. J. 
W. Leavitt. G. E. Gordan and children. Chas. Dorman, H. R. 
Livingston. Mr. and Mrs. M. Coblintz. Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Mac- 
. Millon, Arthur M. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Baker. Mr. and 
Mrs. M. H. Berne, A. W. DeWitt, Miss Edith Wilson. C. H. 
Loveland, V. C. Dickens, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Fitz Gibbon. H. 
E. Perkins, Mrs. J. W. Kennedy, Mrs. M. L. Higley. G. W. 
Bonds. E. H. Emerson. C. E. Kimball, H. S. Lacey, Mr. and 
Mrs. R. E. Dobbs, W. H. Harrison. C. E. Grunsky. Mrs. E. 
O'Neal, C, L. Richards. H. L. Duncan. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ap- 
pell. F. C. Chinn, F. H. Chinn, Mrs. R. Williams, Mrs. E. Wise, 
C. R. Statler. A. E. Greshaw and H. F. Cary from Oakland. 
Also C. A. Lush. Walter Mulford. G. G. Gage. J. W. Howith, 
R. C. Merrian. 

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Arrivals at Hotel Oakland. 

Among prominent arrivals at the Hotel Oakland recently are : 
W. W. Loomis and wife, Los Angeles; Miss V. Hale and Miss 
H. Dean. New York; Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Shipley. San Fran- 
cisco; S. C. Rapp and wife, San Francisco; Dr. E. A. Peabody 
and wife. San Francisco; A. S. Heleman and wife, Bakersfield; 
G. W. Tape and wife. Paso Robles Springs; Eda U. Watkins. 
Tacoma; Mrs. F. King. Fresno; Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Elder. 
Washington, D. C. ; A. Davison and wife, San Francisco; Mr. 
and Mrs. W. W. Roper. Salt Lake City; Mrs. Charles Salisbury. 
Washington. D. C; W. M. Cake. Jr., and wife. Portland; Paul 
L. Glass, New York; P. J. Mortimer and wife. Stockton; Mr. 
and Mrs. C. S. Crellin. Pleasanton; Mrs. J. Cleghorn. Salt Lake 
City; Mr. and Mrs. Shingles. Honolulu; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. 
Keiler. Portland; Mr. and Mrs. K. R. Clifford, Strathmore. Cal.; 
and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Cameron. New York. 
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Registrations M Hotel Plaza. 

Among the many scores of guests registered at the attractive 
Hotel Plaza facing beautiful Union Square, in the heart of San 
Francisco, arc the following: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Campbell, Lick 
Observatory, Mt. Hamilton; Mrs. R. Gell. Miss E. A. Fulmer. 
Newmann; F. C. Ward and wife, Boston; John H. Wheeler and 
wife. St. Helena; Mrs~ Grace Hubbard Jones, Sacramento; J. D. 



Sibley and wife; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hiller, Denver; Miss Ry- 
land. San Jose; Paul K. Jones, Visalia; Herbert F. Taylor, Camp 
Fremont; A. J. Fairbanks, Willits; Miss Yris Corvarrubias, 
Miss Lucy E. Strother, Santa Barbara ; Mrs. A. Foote, Alameda ; 
E. B. Woodworth and wife. U. S. N.; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. 
Duffy, Jr., San Rafael; M. J. Byrne, Manila; Mr. and Mrs. L. 
Rahlin & Son, U. S. Navy; Mr. and Mrs. H. Kisner, U. S. A.; 
G. C. Meadows, wife and child, John C. Webb, Manila, P. I.; 
Amelia S. Dawson, Mrs. Andrews, San Francisco; Captain i! 
W. Rand and Mrs. Rand. U. S. A.; Lloyd Barrett, Barnsville, 
Georgia; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Knowles, Somea, Cal.; Mr. and 
Mrs. G. A. Hardie, Petaluma; S. W. Morrison and wife, Eureka; 
Elizabeth Fulmore, Ferndale; C. Mathewson. M. D.. and wife, 
Fresno; Miss Adeline Maney, Tennessee. 
© © © 
New Lecture Course by Sidney Coryn. — In response to many 
requests for an evening hour, Sidney Coryn will review the 
latest developments in the war news each Monday evening at 
8 :15 o'clock, beginning next Monday, January 21st. Mr. Coryn's 
Friday Reviews will be continued as heretofore at 10 :45 and 
12:15. On each occasion the latest reports will be considered, 
affording a semi-weekly analysis of the war situation. The 
lectures occur in the Paul Elder Gallery, 239 Grant avenue. 



PLUCK. 

Take your troubles standing up. 
Bear its buffet bravely. 

If the drop o'erflows your cup 
Quaff your portion gravely. 

Face to-morrow fair and square; 

Look beyond it. trusting; 
Keep good temper in repair 

Else it will be rusting. 

Search for sunshine in the cloud. 
Glints of silver snatching. 
Humor will infect a crowd; 
Dumps are also catching! 



— Jessie Pope. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 19. 1918 



Eating Pie With Royalty 



John S. McGroarty. who ate American pie with the Crown 
Prince of Belgium, tells an interesting story of the time — twenty 
years ago — when he escorted the young man who is now King 
Albert through the gold mines at Butte. Montana, and dined at 
one of the twenty-five red-cloth covered tables in the public 
dining room of the Mullins House with the Prince. 

The Crown Prince of Belgium was accompanied to Butte by 
the son of "Jim" Hill — Louis, who has since succeeded his 
father as the head of a vast railroad system. 

They were just boys then, both of them, apparently warm 
friends, stalwart and strong, handsome and good to look upon; 
the Belgian fair-haired and rosy cheeked, young Hill dark and 
almost swarthy. 

We had a lot of fun with Jim Keegan, superintendent of the 
Mountain Con. and Green Mountain mines, that morning while 
awaiting the arrival of these notable guests. Keegan wanted to 
flunk and leave the honors to his foreman. He was quite sure 
he wouldn't know what to say to a crown prince, and all that 
sort of thing. Jim Keegan could boss 2.000 tough miners and 
hold his own with them at any kind of a game, but he was Irish 
and constitutionally opposed to royalty in any form. 

But it was all right when the Prince came. The way he 
smiled, boyishly and friendly, and the way he shook hands made 
Keegan feel in a minute as much at home with him as if he had 
rolled ten-pins with him for years. 

"Are you going to drop him down with a slack cable, the 
way you dropped me the first time I went down this mine?'" I 
asked Keegan, aside. 

"Oh. no." replied Jim. "This young fellow is valuable, and 
it won"t do to take chances. There's a big job waiting for him. 
He will be a king some day. and he's going to be a mighty good 
king, too." 

There was no flaw in that prophecy. But Keegan did not live 
to see his words come true. 

Well, it was some experience for a prince, or for any other 
man — a day in that honeycombed labyrinth of caverns under 
the scarred and smoke soddened surface of the Butte hill. It is 
the greatest four square miles of metal-bearing ground on earth. 
It had a pay roll of a million dollars a month, even in my time, 
and it has produced a score of millionaires other than Marcus 
Daly, William A. Clark and F. August Heinze. who are the 
best known. And it hasn't yet begun to show anything like 
signs of "petering out." 

When at last we again saw daylight, we had walked more than 
fourteen miles underground, and had worked up amazing ap- 
petites. It was just dinner time at the "Mullins House" — the 
great brick barracks where 350 of Marcus Daly's 10.000 men 
ate and slept, day and night, as they took their turns at the 
eight-hour shifts. 

We all went first into the washroom, where there was a long 
trough with running water, hot and cold. The Prince bared his 
strong arms, took off his wilted collar, bared his chest and 
splashed himself to his heart's content. Then — and I don't 
know just how it happened — we got up to the bar in Jim Riley's 
saloon. 

It seems that, by common courtesy, the drinks were on his 
Royal Highness. But. for the sake of history, it should be 
stated that only ourselves who accompanied him knew that he 
was a royal highness, or anything at all like that. The crowd 
that lounged perennially in Riley's saloon didn't even know that 
Jim Hill's son was in their midst at that fateful moment. 

In the Mullins House there were about twenty-five long din- 
ing room tables, and at one of these the Belgian heir and his 
party took seats. There were red table cloths and no napkins, 
but the food was clean and wholesome, fit for strong men. and 
plenty of it. The miners had their own vernacular concerning 
food, as well as for other things in life. Meat and potatoes 
were called "low grade" and pie was "high grade." 

The Prince scored a triumph when a little red-headed miner 
down the table called across to the royal guest: 

"Hey. young feller, pass me over some of that high grade, 
will you?" and the Prince shot the pie at him without the 
slightest fumble. 

It was a democratic crowd, there in the Mullins House on the 
Butte Hill, that day. but there wasn't a more democratic human 



being among them than the heir to the throne of Belgium. He 
didn't go out of his way to "mix" with the crowd, but he didn't 
stand aloof by any means, or give the least indication of snob- 
bishness. To the black-eyed girl who carried in his meal to 
him he gave back smile for smile, and he would doubtless take 
it as a compliment if he knew that the same girl, afterward, one 
day in the Mullins House, took the pains to ask: 

"Who was that good looking fellow you had with you here 
the other day?" 

"You mean the dark-haired chap?" I asked. 

"No." she said. "I mean the blonde." 

And. as I have told you. Louis Hill was a mighty good looking 
young man at that. 

The last I saw of him — the only man I ever saw who is now a 
king, or who ever became a king — he was swinging down the 
scarred mountainside on the trail to the town. 

But I have often since recalled him to mind. and. when he 
stood with his immortal legions barring the path of the Prus- 
sians on the road to France, felt a kind of exaltation in his 
glory, as though he had been my friend. 



HENRY HADLEY'S NEW OPERA. 

Henry Hadley's opera. "Azora," was given its world pre- 
miere recently, the composer conducting. Musically, the opera 
was a gratifying success, a valuable addition to operatic litera- 
ture; but as a drama, as a spectacle, it was much less satisfac- 
tory. Sung entirely by American artists, dealing with an 
American theme, to a libretto by an American — David Stevens 
— in the English language, with music by an American com- 
poser, the opera is distinctively of this country. The concerted 
numbers were musical delights; for instance, the Trio in Act 
III. The best musical writing in the score was given to Azora. 
and Anna Fitziu rose to the music, singing the melodious lines 
with fervor and beautiful tone, her higher notes soaring out 
clear and beautiful. The fire song. "Now Fades in the Opal 
Sky." and the other soprano aria. "Should Xalca Die." were the 
high points in the solo writing, and Anna Fitziu made the most 
of her opportunities with them. The dances in the first act 
were well performed by Annetta Pelucchi (very scantily clad) 
and the ballet, and the orchestra accompaniment was a stirring 
bit of harmonic beauty. Hadley's themes throughout are ex- 
quisite, and if the work had more action and a better text it 
would, with the splendid musical basis given it by the com- 
poser, be a great opera. 

The story deals with the love of Xalca, a prince of Tlascala, 
whom the Montezuma Emperor has made general of the Aztec 
armies, for Azora. the daughter of Montezuma. Azora has been 
promised in marriage to Ramatzin, who objects to a Tlascalan 
marrying Azora. Montezuma offers Xcala any reward he wishes 
for his victories and Xalca chooses Azora as his reward. 
Amazed by the effrontery of the Tlascalan, Montezuma con- 
demns both his daughter and Xalca to death. As the knife of 
the high priest. Canek. is about to pierce the hearts of the lov- 
ers in the ceremony of sacrifice to Totek. a shot rings out. Ca- 
nek falls dead and the priests of Cortez appear. Papantzin. sis- 
ter of Montezuma, has seen in a dream these priests and the 
cross and the lovers, and she stands by the side of the Spanish 
priests united under the symbol of the true God. Such is the 
argument. 



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WAND 



'Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




Gem Bill Jams the Orpheum this Week. 

The Orpheum bill for this week is stuffed with more good 
things than any plum pudding ever boasted in the Hooverless 
days. 

If you have not already seen the bill, you owe yourself a 
trip to the land of glorified vaudeville. 

Item : If it is your habit to cut out the first number for an 
extra snooze after dinner, stifle the yawns and get there on 
time. 

Item : If it is your habit to cut the last act to insure a seat 
on the street car or to start the gas in your Ford or Pierce Ar- 
row, put the brakes on the desire to beat it and compose your- 
self for the finale. 

For from soup to nuts 
there is not a dull moment 
(unless it be Anna Chand- 
ler's turn.) Having dis- 
posed of Miss Chandler last 
week, we will proceed to 
happier things. 

The bright particular spot 
on the dazzling program is 
Joseph Howards' Revue of 
his own songs. Howard has 
made a mint of money out 
of his songs, and he has 
spent a young mint in sur- 
rounding them with atmos- 
phere for this production. 
From the beautiful drop 
curtain to the last scene, 
there is every evidence of 
lavish expenditure plus ge- 
nius in devising scenery 
and accessories. Moreover 
Howard can sing and act. 
and he has a company cut 
off the same bolt of cloth. 
His young leading lady sur- 
rounds herself with impen- 
etrable mstery by going 
down on the program as the 
"Unknown." I would know 
her anywhere, she is so 
much prettier than any girl 
who has crossed my stage 
vision in many a day. Even 
without her stage, Mary 
Pickford curls. I recognized 
her at the glove counter the 
rext day. and while I could 
not ca'l her by name. I 
know that she wears No. 
-love! The Howard 
quartette includes some of 
the best singers who have 
quartetted together since 
vaudeville was in rompers. 
Howard has selected a 
wide range of his compo- 
sitions for stage purposes 
his latest succes, 




ALAN BROOKS. NEXT WEEK AT THE ORPHEUM 



Chinese. Negro and of course 
Somewhere in France is the Lily." 

Regina Connelli and Ruby Craven, two Washington Square 
players, bring John Reed's "Moondown" into vaudeville, and 
make the audience like it. Ruby Craven, as Mayme. the girl 
who does not believe in "Moondown." does a fine bit of acting. 

The Kanazawa Boys are Japanese acrobats of unusual grace 
and agility. Their legs are the most expressive attachments to 
the human body that I have ever seen. Even if you don't 
like athletic stunts, you will like this act — for it is poetry, and 
the color schemes of their costumes are not to be overlooked by 
the discriminating. 



Vivian Holt and Lillian Rosedale have beautiful voices. Miss 
Rosedale's voice is much too good for some of her own com- 
positions. 

Henry Sylvester and Maida Vance do a song comedy act 
arranged for them by Willard Mack, which is very entertain- 
ing. Bert Swor, the Blackface comedian, has a few new frills 
on his act this week, which are very amusing. The Hungarian 
Rhapsody, in spite of its slapstick, is funny and cleverly acted. 

* * * 

Pantages in a Record-Breaking Program. 

The Pantages bill for the week is a "bird." In fact, it has 
many birds, for those wonderful feathered creatures have re- 
turned to the Pantages circuit. It is a year since they have 

been out here, and their 
color and beauty are still 
intact, while their education 
is of course as astonishing 
as ever. Tropical birds are 
so beautiful to look at. that 
the act would be interesting 
even if the birds were not 
trained as they are to do 
amazing stunts. Byal and 
Early, well known to vau- 
deville, do a clever act, 
called a Scotch Highball. 
Fred Wallace and Dollie 
Lewis have a skit that is 
good burlesque, and they 
act it cleverly. 

The Donals Sisters are 
clever acrobats — and hand- 
some women of unusual 
type — not the kind made 
familiar to us in trapeze 
acts. 

Bill Pruitt sings a num- 
ber of popular songs with 
musical ability which jus- 
tifies his leaving the cowboy 
life of the plains for the 
footlights. The Atlantic 
Review, featuring Billy 
Batchelor, is a gay bit of 
patchwork, done with dash 
and vim. and showing the 
requisite number of pretty 
girls. 

* * • 

"Cheating Cheaters'' De- 
lights Alcazar Audiences. 
"Cheating Cheaters" still 
excites Alcazar audiences 
into that pleasant glow of 
curiosity and exhilaration 
which only the best detec- 
tive novels can produce. We 
should be grateful that the 
exigencies of looking after 
her business affairs brought 
her back here to California and gave us the pleasure of seeing 
her in her Eastern success. Evelyn Vaughan and her husband. 
Bert Lyttell, who has entered the army, have the affectionate 
interest of every patron of the Alcazar, and while they would 
have given Miss Vaughan a rousing welcome in any play, it is 
gratifying that she should have returned with a play that is 
clever and entertaining. 

• • • 

Turn to the Right! " Making Record Run at Columbia. 

"Turn to the Right!" has not begun to exhaust the interest of 
the theatre going public of San Francisco, and could have a 
much longer run here, if dates elsewhere did not interfere. An- 



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January 19, 1918 



other week of this delightful comedy is all that is promised to 
us, and then we must say good-bye to one of the most satis- 
factory companies that ever produced a play. 

It is now a difficult matter to find an enthusiastic theatre-goer 
who has not seen "Turn to the Right!" more than once. Unlike 
most plays it is fascinating in the re-telling, and those of us 
who have been more than once, have discovered new subtleties 
in the acting, besides appreciating the clever mechanics of the 
play. 

If you have not seen it at least once, you are missing some- 
thing that you cannot afford to miss. 

* * * 

Extraordinary Success of Last Symphony Orchestra Pop. 

The sixth popular concert of the Symphony Orchestra, given 
by Conductor Hertz, proved so popularly alluring and trans- 
cendent in orchestral interpretation that it crowded the house, 
and standing room was in demand. As a "pop" it was such an 
extraordinary success that it will likely be repeated. The pro- 
gram was replete with popular gems, the only added light of 
personal distinction being Mr. Puyans' solo on the flute of 
Godard's suite, opus 116, for flute and orchestra. We have all 
known that Mr. Puyans was an exceptional artist on his instru- 
ment, but his temperamental and delicately sympathetic inter- 
pretation of the three movements, allegretto, idyll and valse. 
brought down the enthusiastic house. Conductor Hertz con- 
ducted the accompaniment with rare delicacy of colored back- 
ground. What can be said of a program headed by such popu- 
lar numbers as Suppe's overture of "Poet and Peasant," and 
Tschaikowsky's "Nutcracker Suite," as interpreted by Director 
Hertz at his best? The ringing applause entailed on him more 
exhaustion than the conducting of the program. The entertain- 
ment was a rare public treat, and naturally lured more lovers 
of good music to remain within the zone where Conductor Hertz 
is carefully preparing for them. 



Advance Announcements 

Pantages. — Laughter will rule the boards at Pantages for 
the week commencing with Sunday's matinee, when George 
Choo presents the 1918 musical comedy success, "The Court- 
room Girls." as the featured attraction on a program scintillat- 
ing with brilliant numbers. Robert Milliken, recently the prin- 
cipal comedian with the Triangle Motion Picture Corporation, 
comes in a similar role in "The Courtroom Girls." His princi- 
pal support includes charming Ruth Francis, one of the prettiest 
of prima donnas, and Herbert Broske, a well-known entertainer. 
The New Year beauty chorus consists of attractive young wo- 
men who can sing and dance with rare gusto. Tinkling tunes, 
irresistibly funny situations and dazzling dances mark the pro- 
gress of the plot. Jackson and Wahl come direct from the New 
York Winter Garden, and "The Girl from Brazil." with their 
own original musical creation. "Too Late." This is one of the 
best acts of the season and one for which many booking agents 
struggled to place on their respective circuits. Miss Wahl is 
a winsome singing comedienne, and Mr. Jackson leaves nothing 
undone in creating blue ribbon entertainment. Will Burns and 
Ed. Lynn have a delightfully funny burlesque, in which much 
new material is introduced. Marie La Varre is another New 
York Winter Garden star who is to be seen here for the first 
time. Hill and Ackerman have a great mirthmaker in "Snon- 
sense," keeping the audience in a gale of laughter from rise to 
fall of curtain. The funny side of business life is seen in the 
rapid-fire sketch offered by Chauncey Monroe and his com- 
pany. The act offers many surprises, and it will be enjoyed 
keenly. "Home Run Ambrose." a first run L. Ko comedy fea- 
turing Mack Swain, will be the screen attraction. 

* * * 

5. F. Symphony Orchestra. — The unusually interesting pro- 
gram rendered on Friday afternoon by the Symphony Orches- 
tra, under the direction of Alfred Hertz, will be repeated on the 
afternoon of January 20th. at the Cort Theatre, as the regular 
Sunday event of the eighth pair of symphonies. The fourth 
Symphony of Tschaikowsky, which opens the program, is quite 
as well known as the great Russian composer's "Pathetique" 
symphony, and ranks as high in popular favor as the latter com- 
position. The Fourth Symphony was dedicated to Nadesha von 
Mock, and was first performed in Moscow, in 1878, under the 



direction of Nicholas Rubenstein, at a concert of the Imperial 
Musical Society. Of the Fourth Symphony, Tschaikowsky 
himself wrote : "I love this child of my fancy dearly. It is one 
of the things which will never disappoint me." Particular 
interest attaches to the three symphonic sketches by Debussy, 
called "La Mer" (The Sea), which is one of the most difficult 
works yet interpreted by the Symphony Orchestra. To its per- 
formance Hertz has brought vast study and several extra re- 
hearsals have been required by the orchestra, which is aug- 
mented for this number. The score calls for five trumpets, two 
harps, three bassoons and other unusual requirements. "La 
Mer" represents Debussy in his most advanced mood, and is 
notable for the marvelous tonal effects he has secured. 

"Espana," a Spanish rhapsody, by Chabrier. will conclude 
the concert brilliantly. It is an elaborate composition, dealing 
with dance rhythms and melodies. The seventh "pop" con- 
cert will be given at the Cort on Sunday afternoon. January 
27th. and Conductor Hertz has contrived another feast of popu- 
lar masterpieces that is certain to find favor. Overture, "Merry 
Wives of Windsor," Nicolai; Largo from "New World," Sym- 
phony, Dvorak; Ballet Music from "Le Cid," Massenet; 
"Voices of the Forest." from "Siegfried," Wagner; British Folk 
Song' Settings. Grainger; Irish Rhapsody, Herbert. 

* * * 

Orpheum. — Alan Brooks, one of vaudeville's cleverest and 
most popular actor-authors, will appear in his successful com- 
edy-dramalet, "Dollars and Sense," which is a keen satire. Mr. 
Brooks is seen at his best, and as usual has an excellent sup- 
porting company. Toots Paka and her Hawaiian native sing- 
ers and instrumentalists, will present the instrumental music, 
songs and dances of their island. Her Hula Hula dance has 
never been equaled on the vaudeville stage. Jack King and 
Morton Harvey will be heard in songs of unusual excellence. 
They are as popular as song writers as they are as singers, and 
they will sing their latest success, "The Tunes My Dear Old 
Daddy Loved So Well." Mr. King composes the music and 
plays the accompaniments of their songs, and Mr. Harvey 
sings the lyrics of which he is the author. Kellar Mack and 
Anna Earl will present original songs and patter. Bee Ho Gray, 
the versatile cowboy, and Ada Summerville, with her trained 
horse "Onion," will appear in a pot-pourri of comedy and skill. 
Bee Ho Gray holds the world's championship for riding and 
roping. Miss Summerville gained the title of world's champion 
horsewoman through her riding and trained horse exhibition. 
The Le Grohs, two men and one girl, are pantomimic contor- 
tionists who present an eccentric novelty that is full of twists. 
Roy Rice and Mary Werner will introduce a novelty by Blanche 
Merrill called "On the Scaffold." The only holdover in this 
great and novel bill will be Joseph E. Howard and his company 
in his "Musical World Revue," which has scored a tremendous 



Columbia. — Though it has already shattered the season's 
lecords at the Columbia Theatre. "Turn to the Right!" is an- 
nounced for an additional week, and it is predicted that its 
final performance will attract the largest audiences of its four 
weeks' engagement. This quaint mixture of fun, heart interest 
and home cooking has captivated San Francisco audiences to a 
degree that has few parallels in local amusement history. En- 
gagements in Oakland and several Southern California cities 
have been cancelled by the company in order to remain at the 
Columbia for an additional week, but it is announced that the 
engagement will positively terminate Sunday night, January 
27th. Matinees will be given Wednesday and Saturday during 
the rest of the run. The story of the play, told amid scenes 
ranging from a pawnshop to a peach orchard in full bloom, 
deals with the regeneration of three wayward youths through 
the love and Christian influence of the mother of one of them. 
Joe Bascom. The rescue of the Bascom fruit farm from the 
clutches of a town skinflint is attended by a series of startling 
surprises and comedy situations. 

Following "Turn to the Right." on Monday night, the 28th 
inst. at the Columbia Theatre, will appear John E. Kellerd and 
an exceptionally brilliant company of actors, all of whom have 
appeared for years in the classic drama. The two weeks of the 
engagement will be devoted to a repertoire including "Ham- 
let," "The Merchant of Venics," "Macbeth." "Much' Ado About 
Nothing," and "The Bells." 



January 19. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



RAEMAEKERS 



When the roar of the guns is no longer heard on the plains 
and mountains of Europe, when the cities and villages destroyed 
by the modern Huns are built again, when the fields that are 
now covered by the scars of war smile and produce, and the 
last flame and curse of Hell is finished, the historian who would 
know the real frame of mind, who would seek the true vibra- 
tions of the souls of those who fought in this war, will be com- 
pelled to look for the graphic documents, he will study the 
stroke of the artist. 

Present day history is too long, the official communications 
too short and too dry, and both are at best but half truths. The 
aricles and books published during war times are too vague or 
too prejudiced, and often the real facts are suffocated or dis- 
torted under the weight of verbosity. Thus the future historian 
will find it necessary to examine the illustrators of the war. 
Chief among the artists who with their pencils and brushes are 
able to reproduce a scene, to enclose in a few lines a moment, 
a vibration, a fact, one of the thousand characters of cataclysm 
of this war is Louis Raemaekers, who first set the stain of Bel- 
gium upon the escutcheon of Prussia. 

When in 1808 the French invaded Spain and the Spanish peo- 
ple fought stubbornly for their freedom, an artist left to the 
future in a glorious work the memory of the great tragedy. That 
was Francisco Goya in his immortal work, "Los Disastres de la 
Guerra." Raemaekers is the Goya of this war, and something 
besides. Looking at Goya's drawings we understand the ter- 
ribleness of the period he pictured. But our tragedy is deeper, 
its horrors are more heart-rending, its darkness more Stygian. 
This is the most atrocious war the world has ever known, a 
mad dream of mad and ferocious savages, and Raemaekers sees 
it in all its tragic aspects. If you study the cartoons of Rae- 
maekers, you will understand that to him this war means a con- 
flict of the only two real things in the world to-day. Prussian 
despotism pitted against world democracy. 

In nearly all of his cartoons the Dutch artist is as powerful 
and compelling as was Dante in his Inferno. Ten years from 
now few will remember the notes and protests of our President 
Wilson for the murders of the Lusitania. but many will have 
before their eyes the cartoon, "The Children of the Lusitania." 
Germany well knows the human value of the work of this artist. 
that he is not only a newspaper cartoonist, not only a hard and 
vengeful fighter, but a prophet, a Peter the Hermit of crayon 
and drawing ink. Thus the Germans have tried to stop his work 
■ — to make inanimate those hands that have opened the eyes of 
the world to the horror that is German war, that have painted 
hypocrisy and cruelty and treachery in its true light. 

When Von Bissing was Governor of Belgium he realized the 
necessity of having Raemaekers' work stopped as he understood 
that years and years after peace will have again restored Bel- 
gium as a rich and prosperous nation, the Raemaekers cartoons 
will remain an eloquent reminder of German Kultur. the protest 
of civilization against German world-empire. But Raemaekers is 
a Dutchman and not a Belgian, and was working in Holland, 
where, before the war, he was a comparatively obscure painter, 
and not the great artist the world to-day knows him to be. The 
government of Holland, at the instigation of the German govern- 
ment, arrested Raemaekers for alleged violation of neutrality 
through his cartoons, but public opinion protested so sharply 
against the illegal arrest that the cartoonist was set free. The 
Germans, enraged on account of their failure to get Raemaekers, 
condemned him to death in contumacy on the ground that in 
Belgium he had committed the crime of revealing to the world 
what German invasion really means, and promised twelve thou- 
sand marks to any one who would deliver the artist, dead or 
alive, into the hands of a German officer. Raemaekers left Hol- 
land for England, where, with his cartoons, he showed the Eng- 
lish people the true horror of the tragedy in Belgium. To-day 
he is in the United States, the real center of gravity of the war. 
The Dutch artist is not a humorist — he is too bitter. His 
faculty of reproducing the scenes of the war does not permit 
him to see in those scenes the atrocious grotesqueness that 
Goya saw and drew, and that have the power to make the trag- 
edy more terrible. Raemaekers' collection of cartoons, number- 
ing several hundreds, is a graphic and documentary work de- 
picting the madness of the German people, a bitter indictment 



against the German idea, and it is an indictment that every one 
understands because in his cartoons Raemaekers simplifies the 
history of the moment into a single visual impression. 

The exhibition of Raemaekers' cartoons is a voice out of the 
war. The landscape painter has disappeared for the moment. 
It is the Art of War, that which is expressed by the mind of a 
real artist in those grave hours when even the imagination, the 
most elusive faculty of man, cannot escape that severe disci- 
pline which all must feel and obey. 

So when some one says that the inspired Dutchman is merely 
a humorist and a cartoonist; that they see in him Forain and 
Moreau, that in a great part of his work is evident the influence 
of impressionism or perhaps post-impressionism, so peculiar to 
Gaugin who, in the intellectual conception of an ultra-modern 
art, knew how to introduce the crude and nearly raw lines of 
an art completely popular; when they have said all these things 
and have made this and more analysis, they will have said only 
half the truth. 

To realize the whole, it is necessary to remember also that 
the unknown landscape painter has heard over his tulips the 
death cry of Belgium, has seen the smoke clouds darken the 
day, and has seen the sky at night red as blood from the burn- 
ing villages, and these have driven his soul to the necessity of 
giving this noble and human protest in an immediate and sen- 
sible form. 

For all clear ideas there is always some one who will find 
the plastic form to translate them into evidence. Raemaekers is 
one of these. He stands as a great interpretative factor of the 
war. With his imperative hand he has rendered horror with dy- 
namic power, has cleared the path for pity. Tremendous car- 
toons are these of Raemaekers', epitomizing all that the human 
heart can feel of contempt, of anger, of pathos, of despair, of 
grief, of hope. The emotional range of this Dutchman is the 
whole range of human emotions. For this reason every line of 
his pencil and every stroke of his brush has an intensity that 
catches at one's throat. Every line speaks the universal lan- 
guage and does not need translation any more than a symphony 
of Tschaikowsky or a score by Verdi or Debussy. 

When he draws Belgium or Northern France there is a sob in 
every line; when he draws the Kaiser and the German military 
machine he is more than a realist, he is a psychologist who 
knows all the details of the bestiality of Prussianism. Behind 
every cartoon there is the same firmness, the same enthusiasm 
to arouse in the whole world a cry of horror, a power that will 
thunder the accusation against Germany down the ages. 

Every one should go and see the exhibition of Raemaekers' 
cartoons in the Tolerton gallery. There is a clear and strong 
voice that arises above the mere words of criticism or descrip- 
tion; it is the voice that stands between satire and tragedy, and 
has the quality of both. He who does not understand it is out 
of touch with human life and the tragedy of our time. 

E. H. F. 



DAMROSCH ON FOREIGN MUSICIANS. 

At the concert of the New York Symphony Society recently, 
Walter Damrosch. before entering on a discussion of Elgar's 
Symphonic poem. "Falstaff,'' delivered an extemporaneous ad- 
dress, in which he intimated that not all enemy aliens among 
musicians residing in this country have taken as noble a stand 
as Fritz Kreisler. To this he added that he believed in inter- 
nationalism in art. but he did not believe in internationalism 
among artists. They should share, he thought, the responsi- 
bilities of their citizenship with others. He also stated that he 
had no sympathy for those artists who try to disguise their 
nationality for the sake of the American dollar. A shining ex- 
ample of one who did not do this is Fritz Kreisler. He was 
man enough, and gentleman enough, to withdraw from the con- 
cert stage when America had gone to war with his country. The 
American people are nothing if not chivalrous. He believed 
that Mr. Kreisler would not be the loser in the end. All of 
which was received with enthusiastic applause by the audience. 



First Neighbor — My daughter is very patriotic. She 

isn't going to play any more German music. Second Neighbor 
— I'm afraid that won't help any. She will probably play i 
thing else in place of it. — Judge. 




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January 19, 1918 




"The Smiths in War Time." 

That the efforts of the home folk to do their "bit" in advanc- 
ing the success of the war are sometimes fraught with uncon- 
scious humor is reflected in "The Smiths in Wartime," by Keble 
Howard. The story is episodical, but written with a delightful 
mixture of humor and pathos. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Smith, 
whose impulsive efforts — chiefly those of Mr. Smith — supply 
the basis of the episodes, are a lovable, attractive old couple. 
Despite his 72 years. Mr. Smith "feels 60.'" or less, and is con- 
tinually swayed by beneficent and patriotic impulses which in- 
variably lead to personal inconveniences and as speedily swing 
him back to a more conservative state of mind. Mrs. Smith, a 
year or two younger, and wise and sweet-tempered, is tenderly 
tolerant of her husband's whimsically absurd impulses. 

Mr. Smith wakes one morning with a full-grown conviction 
that he has no right to be comfortably housed "while millions 
of brave soldiers are up to their necks in mud." Mrs. Smith's 
gentle counsel of delay does not count when his impulse is un- 
der high pressure. Their charming home must be let at once; 
they must live cheaper, and give their savings to the Red Cross 
and war loan. Mr. Smith's subsequent experiences with house 
agents and his disastrous experiments in retrenchment are very 
funny. But the unfortunate experience merely acts as a tem- 
porary restraint on his determination to do his duty as he sees 
it. 

$1.40 net. John Lane & Co.. New York. 

* * * 
"Folk Tales From the North.'' 

Among books for children one that will attract deserved at- 
tention is a collection of folk tales from the North called "East 
of the Sun and West of the Moon.'' These stories are reprinted 
from Sir G. W. Dasent's "Popular Tales From the North" and 
according to the publisher's announcement, are edited by Sir 
Arthur Quiller-Couch. although his name does not appear in 
the volume. The tales themselves are delightfully old world in 
flavor and of appealing quaintness. This characteristic is oc- 
casionally marred by colloquialisms in which the translator in- 
dulges in order to make his meaning clear to young readers. 
For instance, such a phrase as "talking his daughter over" with 
the meaning of "persuade," seems out of keeping with the 
primitive spirit of the legends themselves. 

The striking feature of the book consists of the bizarre illus- 
trations by Kay Nielsen, a Danish artist. 

$4 net. George H. Doran Co.. Publishers. 

* # * 

German Defeat in the Moral Sphere. 

While the German victories that prolong the war are in- 
flicting frightful damage upon the peoples of Europe and suf- 
fering upon the world at large, they are not leading to success 
or stability for the German cause. They are merely convincing 
the world of the necessity of a supreme effort to break down the • 
German program of audacity and violence. Even worse than 
her losses of man power — an attrition that must be felt more, 
rather than less, from this time on — is her loss of standing in 
a world which sets more store by justice and right than ever be- 
fore. Germany's methods in warfare, intended to provoke ex- 
emplary fear, have aroused the world's intense reprobation. Her 
corrupt propaganda, the horrid trails of which are being traced 
and exposed in every country, have had the most detrimental 
effect upon the German repute. No great country has ever so 
rapidly fallen from a place of honor to one of low esteem. Every 
year, every month, that prolongs the struggle brings Germany 
lower in the opinion of mankind. This, of course, applies to the 
German government and its policies; to the military and naval 
leaders of Germany and their atrocious methods; and to the re- 
ligious and educational leaders, with their false doctrines and 
their insane tribal egotism. — From "The Progress of the World" 
in the American Review of Reviews for January, 1918. 



The January Farm and Fireside is the first monthly issue of 
Farm and Fireside, the national farm paper, which has always 
been heretofore published twice a month at Springfield, Ohio. 
In this issue Ivan S. Rossiter. a Canadian private who was cap- 
tured by the Germans, tells how it feels to be a prisoner in 
German hands; "When You Build Your House" is a helpful and 
suggestive article; "Borrowing Money from Uncle Sam" is an 
article which will tell you how to do so. 

* * * 

"Bringing Forth the Somebody You Want to Be" is the title 
cf the special feature in January Nautilus (Holyoke. Mass.) 
The first article under this head is a notable self-experience ar- 
ticle by Dr. Frank Crane. "Dividing the Denominator or the 
Secret of Happiness." The second article is almost as inter- 
esting and illuminating, "Getting What You Want,"' by Grace 
Bender. These two stories of the practical application and 
truth of New Thought are invaluable and indispensable for the 
making of a new and better year. Another feature in this issue 
is a symposium on "Evoking the Genius of the Child."' 

* * * 

One of the first things that grown-up people do is to forget 
all about themselves as children, says Mary Breckinridge 
Thompson in the January Mother's Magazine. This is because 
children are not the little men and women so often depicted, 
but creatures almost as much apart from the adult world as a 
primitive race of human beings or the fairies and gnomes that 
live in the imagination of every normal child. 

* * * 

Charles L. Freeston's article in the January Scribner, "Safety 
in Flight,"' describes in full "the wonders of air mystery,'" tells 
all about the loop-the-loop and other neck-breaking possibilities 
of the daring birdmen. There are illustrations that make very 
clear the maneuvers of the air men in their flights among the 

clouds and the way they fight. 

* * * 

The Forum for January presents a stirring article by Vice- 
President Thomas H. Marshall. In this article, especially 
written for the Forum by the vice-president, some startling facts 
are set forth- — facts of vital interest not only to the 4.000.000 
aliens of miliary age here, but to every American seeking the 
unification of this nation in its war rebirth towards a great des- 
tiny. It is a revelation and message of prophetic import, and a 
stern warning to politicians. 



JAPANS TROOPS FOR EUROPE? 

We often hear complaints, although not official, from various 
quarters of the Entente Powers, that Japan is very indifferent 
iri her attitude towards the world war. They say that Japan sits 
tight in her comfortable place and declines to send her power- 
ful army to Europe. 

But before they utter these words they should pause and 
think for a moment. Was it not Japan who sided with the 
Entente Powers at the very start of the war? Suppose that 
Japan had remained out of the war till the time when Italy en- 
tered, or rather till the time when the United States joined 
hands with the Allies. Could Russia have withdrawn her army 
fiom Siberia? Could England have brought her oversea troops 
safely to Europe? Could the shipping of the Entente Powers 
have gone on undisturbed by the German raiders? Then what 
would the result have been? One stitch in time saves nine. 
Japan has. in fact, played a most important part in the war. 

Moreover, Russia does not want men. There are too many 
already; so many that even the Minister of War could not as- 
certain the exact number. What Russia needs is arms and 
ammunition, not men. Yes, public opinion in Russia is against 
the dispatching of a Japanese expedition. 

If we concede that there is need for our men, it is impossible 
to send them to Europe because of the present disorganized 
condition of transportation in Russia and Siberia. 

Another thing: The Japanese army is not a volunteer force. 
It is conscripted to protect our country when she is actually 
threatened. 

The policing of the Orient and the Pacific, help in supplying 
materials, and the participation of the navy are the utmost we 
can do at present. — The Osaka Mainichi. 



"There is one thing the smartest money-getter can't do." 

'What's that?" "Shave paper with an ink eraser." 



'.NUARY 19, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



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IflNflNOAU 



The grip of war upon the indus- 
War Grip Tightening, tries of the country has become 

more evident in the past month, the 
most pronounced demonstration being the action of the Presi- 
dent in taking the railways completely under the government's 
control. The railways are the most important single factor in 
the industrial situation; every other industry has complained 
that it was limited by inadequate transportation service, and 
while his was the case it has seemed useless to apply the spur 
in other quarters. The advent of severe winter weather, which 
seriously reduces the capacity of the roads, brought matters to 
a crisis, and determined the President upon the course which 
he has taken. 

Next to railway service, coal is the most vital necessity and 
the supply of this is so dependent upon transportation from day 
to day that when the latter fails it is difficult to say to what ex- 
tent production is insufficient. The fact is that according to the 
figures compiled from month to month by the Geological sur- 
vey the production of bituminous coal this year will be ap- 
proximately 50,000.000 tons greater than in 1916, when it 
exceeded all previous records. There are practically no stocks 
outside of consumers' hands, and the railroads have delivered 
this increased production. In view of the fact that the indus- 
tries were working at full speed throughout 1916 it seems re- 
markable that the situation should be so much more acute at this 
time than a year ago. The draft for the army has reduced the 
labor supply, and the output of the iron furnaces, which is basic 
material for many industries and usually accepted as significant 
of general conditions, has been slightly less in 1917 than in 
1916. Nevertheless, there is a serious shortage of coal, esti- 
mated by Director Garfield at 50,000,000 tons, and notwith- 
standing the great importance of getting full service out of 
ships, hundreds of ships have been delayed in Atlantic ports, 
waiting for coal. It is probable that over 75 per cent of the 
iron and steel production is directly or indirectly for war pur- 
poses, and perhaps 85 or 90 per cent of the copper. 



The report of Wells Fargo Nevada National Bank, in an- 
swer to the call of the comptroller at Washington, as of De- 
cember 31, 1917. as compared with call of May 1. 1917. shows 
an extraordinary stimulating and gratifying strong line of finan- 
cial gains. For instance, a comparison shows in that interim of 
slightly over seven months, loans and discounts increased from 
$28,236,237, to $34,951,324; customers" liability of credit actu- 
ally used, $239,166 to $1,263,803; cash on hand and with the 
Federal Reserve Bank. $21,988,564 to $23,474,510. Accept- 
ances of letters of credit, $317,096 to $1,420,924; deposits shot 
up from $47,535,698 to $55,129,884. Assets increased from 
$65,013,486 to $76,892,118. a notable showing in conservative 
banking which speaks well for the excellent team work of ex- 
ecutive ability, and a broad financial sense of sound, conserva- 
tive judgment. 



The State Banking Department has issued a report of 

the conditions of 437 banks and 134 branch offices as of No- 
vember 20th. The total resources and liabilities follow : San 
Francisco— 26 banks and 30 branches, $409,753,254.06. Los 
Angeles— 20 banks and 18 branches. $158,849,667.40. Oakland 
— 8 banks. 9 branches. $67,034,996.46. State ( excluding above I 
—383 banks. 77 branches, $357,563,540.45. Total of State. 
$993,201,458.37. Total. August 31st. $960,572,436.09. 



Unfilled orders on the books of the United States Steel 

Corporation. December 31st. amounted to 9.381,718 tons, an in- 
crease of 484,612 tons, compared with the orders on November 
30th. according to the monthly report issued. This is the first 
time the monthly figures have shown an increase since April. 
1917, when they were 12.183.053 tons, the Corporation's high 
record. 




Teacher — Now. Willie, are you a mammal or an inver- 
tebrate? Willie — Please, ma'am, I'm a Methodist. 

"I have never met.'' he said, "more than two really lovely 

women." "Ah!"' she said, looking up innocently, "who was 
the other?" 

Caller — Doctor — have you ever treated a patient for loss 

of memory? Doctor — Oh, yes, indeed, I employ a bill collec- 
tor quite often. 

It is said to be the death penalty in Germany to imper- 
sonate an army officer, but so far the Crown Prince has escaped. 
— Washington Post. 

"The man who gives in when he is wrong," said the 

street orator, "is a wise man, but he who gives in when he is 

right is " "Married!" said a meek voice in the crowd. — 

Milestones. 

Doctor — This is a very sad case, sir; very sad indeed. 

I much regret to tell you that your wife's mind is gone — com- 
pletely gone. Henpeckt — I'm not one bit surprised. She's been 
giving me a piece of it every day for the last fifteen years. — 
Kansas City Star. 

Flatbush — And do you have to chase the hens out of your 

garden? Bensonhurst — Oh, yes. Flatbush — And do they stay 
out? Bensonhurst — Not much. As soon as I chase 'em out 
some fellow comes down the road in his automobile and chases 
'em back again. — Yonkers Statesman. 

During the lesson one afternoon a violent thunderstorm 

arose, and, to lessen the fright of the children, the teacher be- 
gan telling of the wonders of the elements. "And now, Jimmy," 
she asked, "why is it that lightning never strikes twice in the 
same place?" "Because," said Jimmy confidently, "after it hits 
once, the same place ain't there any more." — Washington Post. 

An Italian, having applied for citizenship, was being 

examined in the naturalization court. We take this story from 
Everybody's. "Who is the President of the United States?" 
"Mr. Wils'." "Who is the vice-president?" "Mr. Marsh'." 
"If the president should die, who then would be president?" 
"Mr. Marsh'." "Could you be president?" "No." "Why?" 
"Mister, you 'scuse, please. I vera busy worka da mine." 

They were a very tired battalion and a very Cockney 

battalion, says Tit-Bits, and when they spoke to the members 
of the battalion who had met them their speech was rich with 
expletives. Said a sympathizer of the other battalion : "You 
look jolly tired, mate. 'Ave ye bin far?" The spokesman of 
the weary ones answered shortly and sweetly: "Bin fer! Why, 
we've walked over nearly the 'ole o' France, and wot we ain't 
walked over we've got in our sandbags." 

A man who was continually losing his collar-button while 

dressing, says the American Medical Journal, complained to 
his wife about it. With an ingenuity born of the use of hairpins 
she told him to hold his collar button in his mouth. The next 
morning she was startled by an unusual commotion. "What's 
the matter?" she asked anxiously. "I've swallowed the collar 
button," said the man. "Well." responded his wife, "there's one 
comfort; for once in your life you know where it is." 

In the Pantheon of the nations. California — "that soft, 

round, poetic bundle of voluptuous sensibility that bankrupted 
nature in the making"' — reposes upon a couch of gold-hearted 
mountains and emerald-breasted valleys, and faces the soft 
wash of a summer sea that is seldom storm-swept and on whose 
bosom, even from Nome to the antipodes, no iceberg ever 
floated. We lack one advantage that is possessed by the peo- 
ple of the East. We have no California to go to. There is no 
promised land for us. We are in the promised land already. 
We cannot pack our Lares and Penates and with them journey 
toward the sunset, for we are living in its affluent beams. — Los 
Angeles Times. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 19, 1918 




ENGAGEMENTS 
AMES -WILLIAMS.— Miss Phyllis Ames, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. 

Ames of Palo Alto, has announced to her friends her engage au-ui h> 

Collis H. Williams. 
BEERSMAN-LAWSON. — The engagement lias been announced of Miss 

Minnie Beersman and Albert L. Lawson. 
RUCKER -SPIEKER. — The announcement "f the engagement of Miss 

Edith Rucker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rucker, and Warren 

Spii ker, has been made. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS 

BOY] -PAYNE. The marriage of -Miss Aileen Boyd and WiUlam Payne 

will be an event of January 30th 
OLIVER-O'NIELL*. — The wedding of Miss Adelaide Oliver and Mervyri 

i I'Ni.'ii will i i .i i>i ice "n the evening of February 6th al the old St, 

Ma i ■> 's « Jhurch. 

WEDDINGS. 

A LLEN-LTNCH. — Another bay war bride was added to Camp Lewis 
Wednesday, January 9th, when Miss Gwendolyn Allen of Berkeley Le- 
the bride of Lieutenant E. n. Lynch of the S47th Weld Artillery. 

BAKER- FRASER, An interesting wedding took place in Honolulu when 
Cantata Lester Baker, U S. \. and .Miss Beatrice Fraser of Detroit, 
now living in Honolulu, were married at the Moana Hotel. 

KLEIN- ELLIS. — The marriage o) .Miss Florence Klein ami Captain Arthur 
Monroe Ellis, LI. S. A., was quietly solemnized at Fort Scott. 

"KELSON-FIELD. Fred Elmer Nelson and Cecilia May Field, both of San 
Francisco, were married last Saturday. 

PIERCE-HAMMON. -Miss Franc Pierce and Lieutenant Wendell r Ham- 
ilton were married In New Orleans recently. 

RODRIQUEZ- SHIPLEY.— Miss Ida Rodriquez of Humboldt and Roy W. 
Shipli wen tin) ted in marriage Thursday evening, January LOth, al 
the Hamilton Square Baptist Church. 

SLA VAN- BECKETT.— Cards announcing the wedding of Miss Ruth Sla- 
vmi of Oakland and Ralph F. Beckett of Spokane, Wash., have been 
i eceived. 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES. 

BOX.— Celebrating the sixty-third year of their married life, Mr. and Mrs. 
William Henry Box presided over a dinner at the Fairmont Hotel 
Monday evening. 

LANDERS. — Mr. and Mrs. John Landers will observe the fifty-first anni- 
versary of their marriage on January 81st. 

TEAS 
BLISS. — On January 23d, Miss Aileen Boyd will be the complimented 

guest at a tea, to be given by Mrs. George Dudley Bliss, sister of the 

i.i Idegroom-elect. 
EWING. — Miss Ail. -en Boyd will be guest of honor at a tea to-day. given 

at the Palace Hotel by Mrs. A. K. Ewlng. 
HOLMES. A tea was given Tuesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Brad- 
ford Holmes, attended by the young friends of Miss Margaret Holmes, 

the ho 
HILLS. Mis Leroy Hills entertained some of her friends at tea yester- 

■ 
HOLMES.— Next Tuesday Mrs. Bradford Holmes will be the guest of 

honor at a tea to be given by Mrs. Frank Holmes, ai whieh the 

guests win be the older friends of the hostess. 
LAWSON. Mrs. A, Werner Lawson asked a few of her friends to spend 

t ues laj aften n al tier ii' >m< foi tea, 

MASON. Mrs. James Rupert Mason Monday afternoon entertal ied [n 

compllmenl to hei mother-in-law, Mrs. Francis Mason, who Is visit- 
ing here from New Fork. 
OLIVER.- Miss Aileen B ryd was Lhe honored guest at a tea given yes- 

terds y by M iss Adi laide ' Hlver. 

POLLARD, h ipllment to an Oakland bride-elect. Miss Sadli Fred 

. of Frank Pollard, Mis. Eric Pollard will preside as 

hostess at I irmal knitting tea Monday afternoon next, Mrs. 

Pollard will entertain at her home on Dayton avenue, Alameda, 

TTJPPER.- Mis. Roland Tupper gave a tea mi Wednesday. 

WENDLING. Miss Florence Wendling, who arrived in San Francisco n 

cently from New Fork, is the I r guest of Mrs. m. m Funsten ( 

mother of Johnston Funsten, Miss Wendling's fiance. En honoi of 
Miss Wendling, Mrs. Roy Hills presided al an Informal tea yesterday 
afte on ai her home on Seventeenth avenue. 

LUNCHES. 

BALDWIN. Miss Marie Louise Baldwin assembled a group of friends for 

an informal luncheon Tuesday. 
BREE1 EN.- Mrs, Henry Clarence Breeden presided as hostess at the 

luncheon given Monday at the Franrisea Club for the Monday Bridge 

i !lub 

LEACH, — Thursday afternoon the Home Club members assembled at the 

clubhouse in Oakland for the January luncheon, at which Mrs. Frank 

A. Leach presided as hostess. 
MASON.— Mrs. .lames Rupert Mason was hosjtess at a luncheon party on, 

Monday as a compliment to her mother-in-law. Mrs. Franefs Mason, 

who is here from the Easter ast for the winter. 

i;i >rxsEFI?LL— Mrs. John V. Rounsefell gave 1 a luncheon Tuesday. 
SPROULE. — An Informal luncheon was enjoyed Sunday at the home of 

Mr. and Mrs. William Sproule on Pacific n.enue. 



DINNERS. 
HARRON, — An informal supper party assembled a group Of the friends 

of Mrs. Ward Barron ;i few evenings ago, ami dancing was enjoyed 
at tiie St. Francis I Eotel 
BREEDEN.— Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clarence Brei len wer hosts at a din- 
tier party on Wednesday, January 16th, before the muslcale at the 

Henry T. Scotl home. 

BOYD.— Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gavin Boyd entertained at a dinner party 

Sunday evening at the Woman's Athletic Club. 
DEERING.— Mr, and Mrs. Frank Deerlng extended the hospitality of their 

home to a group of the friends ot their daughter. Miss Franceses 
Peering, Saturday evening, the party later attending the Seribner 
dance. 
GORGAS. — An informal dinner W as enjoy.-d Saturdaj evening by a group 

of the friends of Miss Mary Gorgafi, who assembled al her In. .me on 
Pacific avenue, and later went to Hie Palace Hotel for supper and 
daneing. 

SHARP. -Preceding the da nee given by Ted and Harold Seribner on 
Saturday evening about a dozen of the young friends of Miss Adrlenne 
Sharp were entertained at dinner at the sharp home on Broadway. 

SLADE. — Mrs. Russeii siade was hostess Saturday evening in an Informal 

supper at her home in VallejO Strei I 

CARDS. 

RAKER. .Miss Emma Baker was hostess ai .1 bridge parts yesterday af- 
ternoon. 

FRENCH.— Mrs. Charles French entertained a few friends at an Informal 
bridge party on Tuesday afternoon at the hostess' quarters at Fort 
Scott. 

LEVY. — Miss Lucille Levy asked some friends to he her guests at a 

bridge tea on th ■ afti 11 n ••( January Hlth. 

MUSICAL. 

SCOTT.— A musical was held at the Henry T. Scotl home January IGth. 

DANCES. 

HEYNEMANN. — For the pleasure of a group of the students at the avia- 
tion school in Berkeley, Mis, Alexander Heynemann will entertain at 
a dancing party this evening. 

KAI'I'.— Mr. and Mrs. John Rapp will give a dancing party at their home 
on Saturday, January 26th. 

SCRIBNER. — The young school friends of Ted and Harold Seribner were 
entertained at a delightful dancing part y al the Seribner home in 
Presidio Terrace on last Saturday evening. 

ARRIVALS. 

BRBUNER.— Mr, and Mrs, Jack Breuner, Jr.. whose marriage a few weeks 
ago was such a delightful surprise t., theh friends, have returned 
from their honeymoon and an med In a pretty apartment for 

the winter. 

1 'i:< a IKER. — Mrs. Charles Temple p. a Crockei arrived home on Monday. 
Mr. Crocker, who enlisted in the navy, will remain in New Zoik, and 

it is likely that Mis, I'roekcr will return Fast again. Mis. Irwin 
returned with Mrs. Crocker. 

FINDLEY.— Mr. and Mi.-, Frank Findley, who have been making their 

home in Boston since then mi g< hava arrived from the East, 

and will be established at Palo Alto, where thej hav< rented a home, 

HOLBRi HiK.-Mi. and Mis. Ch tries n. Hoi brook, Jr., returned home fro 1 
a motor trip through Tuolumne an 1 Calaveras Counties. 

IRVINE. - Mrs. Kobe r t h vine, wife ol Commandei Irvine, is visiting here 
at present, the guesl of her parents, Mr and Mis George Klink. 

DEPARTURES. 

ASHE. Mr. and Mrs. R, Porter .\si,.- left tor Coronad a eta 

Week or so. 

EYRE.— Miss Elena Eyre and Miss Helen si. Goar, ace pan led by Mrs, 

Henry St. <;oar, have gone to Coronado foi a week or bo. 

FENNIMORE. — Mr. and Mrs Arthur 1 >. Feniiinun v, who have I ■ ■ 

Texas for a long lime, are home. 
FARRETLL.— Miss Helen Farrell, a society girl of 1 01 Hand. \- visiting ti< n , 
GRAHAM. — Mr. and Mis, M, A, Graham of San Diego, who have been 

enjoying a visit in town for the last ten days left lor theil home in 

the Soul h yesterday. 

,l< 'NFS. — Miss Frances Jones, I he charming daughter of Mr. and Mis. 

Gideon Jones, has just returned from a three months' trip to her for- 
mer home in i^ouisviiie, Kentucky. 




Eyes, in Baby's Eyes— No Smarting— Just Eye Comfort. 

Buy Murine of your Druggist — accept no Substitute, 
and if interested write for Book of the Eye FREE 

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January 19, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



15 



L.A MONTAGNE.— Clinton La Montague is en route to Washington, D, c, 
whithn he h&6 gone on a trip that will combine pleasure and busi- 
ness. 

[jTLLEY. — ! Alexander T J illo> f and Miss Ethel Lilley, who have been East 
for months, are here again. Mrs. Lilley is in Washington. 

maxn, — Mrs. Daulton Mann arrived homo on Monday, 

OXNARD. — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oxnard have gone to New York for the 
balance of the winter. 

POND. — Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Pond of Berkeley left recently for a motor 
trip through the southern part of the State, to be gone for a period 
of ten days. 

WILSON. — Mr. and Mrs. Mountford S. Wilson have left for Southern 
California, where they will enjoy a stay of several weeks. They will 
proceed at once to San Diego. 

INTIMATIONS. 

CADE. — Mrs. Dutro Cale, who has been visiting her parents in St. I«ouis 

since last autumn, will return to San Francisco this month. Mr. Cale 

returned to San Francisco a few days ago. 
CIATNESS— Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Cluness, Jr., of Menlo Park, have taken 

the flat of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Coleman, Jr., in Jackson street. 
CHASE'. — Miss Ysabel Chase is enjoying a delightful visit in San Diego, 

where she is the guest of Mrs. Frederick Hussey. 



CLEMENT.— Mr. and Mrs Gerard Clemenl of Seattti ari visiting in town, 

making their home at the Plaza Hotel. 
1>ARGIE.— Mrs. Thomas Malvern Dargie is coming down from Tacoma the 

latter part of this month for a visit with her mother, Mrs. Arthur L. 

Adams, in Piedmont, and is to remain about two weel 
GARRETT.— Mrs. Thomas Garrett has arrived from her home in . 

en route to Southern California, where she will enjoy the remainder 

of the winter. 
GROOS. — The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grous will he interested to 

learn that they have recently moved into new apartments at Presidio 

and Jackson streets. 
HILL. — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Blackburn Hill are visiting San Diego on 

their wedding trip. 
LEWIS. — Mrs. Edson Lewis is entertaining two interesting guests at 

present. They are Mrs. Peter Addison and Miss Edith Redfield, both 

prominent in Seattle society. 
LILIENTHAL. — Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lilienthal are among those of the 

smart set who are passing the winter at the Palace Hotel, where they 

have recently moved. 
McNEE. — Mrs. Duncan McNee and her daughter, Miss Claire McNee, are 

visiting Southern California. 
TUBBS. — Mrs. William Tubbs and her daughter, Miss Emelie Tubhs. are 

visiting in San Diego. 



In the War Zone 



Automobile owners have reason as well as argument on their 
side when, in opposing increased State taxes and license fees, 
as they do in Massachusetts, they demand, as a matter of fair 
play, that possessors of horse drawn vehicles, as well as of 
motor propelled vehicles, shall be compelled to share in carry- 
ing the burdens of the war. Automobilists. in other words, are 
willing to be taxed, and taxed more than at the present time, 
but they demand the square deal. And they should have it. A 
properly graded wheel tax, applicable to all vehicles, would 

furnish the State increased revenue, and on an equitable basis. 

* * * 

A Boston man has changed his German name to an English 
one, by permission of the Probate Court, on the ground, for 
one thing, that the original designation had become "trouble- 
some to him in business." The Kaiser and his military caste 
have a great deal to answer for to people with German names 

of which they were once properly proud. 

* # * 

It needed only the arrest of Madame Breshkovsky. that ven- 
erable and courageous Russian woman, the "grandmother of the 
Russian revolution," to cap the infamy of the Lenine-Trozky 
regime. It is significant of the road along which Russia has 
been led that this woman, received in triumph in Petrograd in 
March, should, ten months later, be arrested on the charge of 
being an enemy to the revolution. There is not a meeting, which 
Madame Breshkovsky has attended, at which she has not urged 
on the Russian people and the Russian soldiers their duty in re- 
sisting Germany to the uttermost. This great woman, who has 
known all the bitterness of a Tzarist prison, is now becoming 
acquainted with the gentle methods of democracy, as under- 
stood by a Trozky. It is a good case of extremes meeting. 

* * * 

By reason of the congestion in railroad traffic, it has become 
popular for automobile manufacturers to have "drive-aways." 
purchasers buying their cars at the factories and driving them 
home themselves, thus saving freight charges and the delays 
incident to shipping. Now the United States government pro- 
poses to have aeroplane "drive-aways." Flying machines made 
in the West for use in the war are to be delivered by air on 
the Atlantic coast, for shipment to Europe. They may yet be 
taken thus across the Atlantic, and delivered by the manufac- 
turers to the aviation headquarters near the firing lines. The 
war probably need not last very long for this accomplishment 
to be seen, so rapidly has the aeroplane been brought nearer 

perfection. 

* » * 

The surrender of Jerusalem to General Allenby gives further 
and striking evidence to the nature of this war as a world-envel- 
oping crusade. A French writer remarks on the effect which 
an event of such immense moral significance will have on the 
American spirit. President Wilson's last message to Congress 
is the expression of this spirit, in which this French writer 
sees the reflection of a deep mysticism and of an even deeper 



Christian morality. In his opinion, it may not be a mere whim 
of fate that the allied soldiers, the modern crusaders, should 
be brought to the sacred ground where East meets West, and the 
civilization of a modern world be soldered with a great and 
sacred past. 

No other language than English will henceforth be taught 
in the elementary schools of New York City. This is the deci- 
sion of the Board of Education, in response to a strong demand, 
not only from the American element, but from enlightened citi- 
zens of alien birth and extraction. The ruling does away with 
a great deal of contention, but it recommends itself to appro- 
val, first, for the reason that it implies the grounding of all 
pupils in at least an elementary knowledge of the language of 
the country. What the pupils may learn later of other languages 
is a matter of less importance. 



The late Jack London, says Tit-Bits, once fell behind- 
hand in a story which he had promised a new York magazine. 
The editor, after repeated efforts to get the story, at last called 
at London's hotel and sent up the following note: "Dear Jack 
London : If I don't receive the story within twenty-four hours. 
I'll come up to your room and kick you downstairs, and I always 
keep my promises." London replied : "Dear Dick — If I did all 
my work with my feet. I'd keep my promises, too." 



Edith (with magazine) — What is meant by the Dark 

Ages? Marie — The ages that we keep dark. I suppose, mv 
dear. — New Haven Register. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 19, 1918 




VDilOBILE 



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California has got to look beyond the war. In fact, while 
we are figuring on how to win the war. at the same time we have 
to consider as seriously how we can continue to increase our 
commercial possibilities. 

The war has made one fact evident, and that is the man of 
means must take his pleasure within the boundaries of his own 
country. He can no longer go to Europe during the disagree- 
able weather. He must stay at home and seek some place 
where he can escape the snow and cold and the extreme hot 
weather. 

There is but one section in the United States where this i-s 
possible, and that is California. It is warm in winter and cool 
in summer. There are thousands of miles to travel, and when 
the rest of the Pacific Coast is added, it will practically take a 
lifetime to see it all even with the swift moving motor car. 

The south and the south-east appreciate just what this means, 
and at the present time they are boosting and building the 
Dixie Highway from the northern part of Michigan to the south- 
ern tip of Florida. This is to make a main artery to the warm 
sunshine of Florida in winter for in the extreme heat of sum- 
mer one would not care to rusticate there. 

California has an advantage over the rest of the country in- 
asmuch as its good roads are a fact and not in embryo. We 
have thousands of miles of the finest roads in the world, and 
only need one thing to make them complete. That is. we must 
first connect up the good links we have, so as to make possible 
continuous travel from one end of the State to the other. When 
we have done this, we may have no fear of the Dixie Highway 
or any other highway that may be started. 

The motor car is now the accepted mode of travel. Without 
continuous roads its possibilities are limited. It is unlimited 
possibilities that are always attractive in everything in life, so 
let us at once connect up the completed links in our highway be- 
fore we figure on new directions. 

We must recognize that in this scheme we must consider be- 
yond California, and take in the whole of the Pacific Coast, 
for the North has scenic country which challenges the best we 
have here. It should not be one State's work, but a concerted 
action on the part of the whole Pacific Coast. 

Samuel Hill, the president of the Pacific Highway Associa- 
tion, has made a splendid suggestion. Hill says: 

"California has approximately a population of 2,300.000 peo- 
ple. Oregon and Washington combined have a population of 
2.300.000 people. To the north of Washington is British Colum- 
bia. California offers a winter climate unsurpassed anywhere 
on the globe. It should be the winter playground of the United 
States. For that portion of the country which can afford to 
use it, it is unnecessary to tell the world what the advantages of 
California are in a climatic way. People seeking to spend the 
winter months in California have thus far been obliged almost 
entirely to use the railways to get there. Some few come in by 
steamers. There is a way whereby the population to the north 
of California can travel southward every day in the year all the 
way from British Columbia over a highway, if California would 
permit them so to do. 

"As president of the Pacific Highway Association (the high- 
way which runs west of the mountains) I am familiar with con- 
ditions in the States of Washington. Oregon and California, 
and to a considerable extent with British Columbia conditions. 
California is reaping the benefit of the investment made for 
highway improvement in the State. Anybody who knows about 
California at all has heard of her wise good roads policy, but 
there is one door which she has always kept steadfastly closed, 
that is the door to the north. 

"If you will go to the Palace Hotel you will find in the lobby 
a relief map of the State of California. You will note that the 
splendid river which empties into the Bay of San Francisco, 
called the Sacramento, has two branches reaching out. one to 
the east, taking its rise at Goose Lake, Oregon, and the other 
to the base of Mount Shasta. These two streams come together 
just north of Redding. This map of California shows a line of 



highway going north toward Alturas and thence to the boun- 
dary line between Oregon and California at New Pine Creek. 
This highway does not follow the Pitt (Sacramento) River, but 
goes over the mountains. If a line of highway were placed 
along the shore of this river from a point near Baird, Califor- 
nia, to New Pine Creek, the distance would be approximately 
200 miles. 

"This Pitt River (Sacramento) Canyon vies in beauty with 
almost any other territory of equal distance in the United 
States; grand mountain peaks, beautiful meadows, great for- 
ests, fertile farms, and a thousand and one attractions which 
must be seen to be described and enjoyed. A road along this 
river would be free from snow, and passable every day in the 
year. Twenty thousand dollars a mile would build a scenic 
road along this course, and over it would pass a constant stream 
of travel by automobile from the north. People would hasten 
to come to California and spend their money. I believe that 
the benefits to accrue to the State of California would equal 
the cost price of the road every year. Such a road would not 
be an expense, it would be an investment. 

"From Lakeview, Oregon, across the high desert, a line 
known as the Central Oregon Highway would stretch to the 
Columbia River, and there it would intersect the Columbia 
River Highway, famed for its beauty, and, leaving this high- 
way at Portland, one could cross the Columbia River on the 
majestic bridge which spans the river between Portland and 
Vancouver. Washington, thence one could travel northward 
along the Pacific Highway to the Puget Sound towns of Tacoma. 
Seattle. Everett and Bellingham, and on to the northern boun- 
dary of the United States. The road from Vancouver. B. C, 
to Blaine. Washington, is finished, and for a large portion of 
the way it is paved as well as any street of any city in the 
United States, and the people to the north are always asking 
why does not California open this door to the north, and when 
will she build this road? 

"I hope this suggestion will not be considered an impertinence 
by the people of California, but as one interested in every part 
of the Pacific Coast country. I have studied the matter v/ith 
great care, and venture to ask with the others why does Cali- 
fornia not build the road? 

* * * 

With many of San Francisco's biggest distributors in the 
East at the New York and Chicago shows investigating the lat- 
est offerings of the big Eastern factories and gathering ideas 
on show exhibits for the coming Pacific Automobile Show, the 
auto row is going through the preliminary preparations for the 
forthcoming display in the Civic Auditorium. 

Preparedness and secrecy seem to be the watchwords of the 
distributors. Every one seems to have some special ideas and 
plans for the coming exhibit, but all are keeping these plans 
carefully guarded in order that they may steal a march on the 
other fellow if possible. 

The keenest spirit of friendly rivalry prevails among the 
various distributors as to who shall have the most distinctive 
and most talked of display at the big exhibit. Eastern factory 
men have been stirred up by numerous wires and personal 
visits from the heads of local distributing concerns, and they 
are working hand and glove with the local men in the prepara- 
tion of exhibits with which to surprise the local motoring pub- 
lic. Every inch of space in the big automobile display room 
has been signed for. and even the corridors of the Auditorium 
have been over-subscribed. The difficulty that now confronts 
Manager Wahlgreen and the show committee is the securing of 
enough space in which to display the various models that are 
to be offered. 

An enormous tent will shelter the display of trucks and trac- 
tors, an exhibit which will prove of the utmost interest to mer- 
chants, farmers and business men who are confronted by haul- 
ing and delivery problems. 

* * * 

After five years in service over the mud roads around Crosby. 
Texas, a motor car harvested the rice crop of a concern at 
Crosby. It was hitched to a cutter and cut a swath back and 
forth across the 9,000 acre stretch of rice that previously re- 
quired three cutters with eight mules each. The cutter was 
speeded up by a gasoline engine so that from 8 to 12 m. p. h. 
was the steady gait of the outfit. It cost a little more than $1 
a day to run the car. 



January 19, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



17 



For the Owner and Driver 



During his spare hours in the winter of 1916-17, Wellington 
Potter of Regent, Man., built a motor car out of material col- 
lected from scrapped farm machinery. Practically all the work 
was done by Mr. Potter himself and very little cash was ex- 
pended for raw material. For power he uses a second-hand 
four horsepower two-cycle marine engine, connected to the 
transmission by an internal expanding clutch operated by a foot 
pedal. The transmission consists of the gearing from an old 
two-speed mower, which gives two forward speeds of about 
eight and twelve miles per hour at 800 r. p. m. of the engine. 
The gears run in oil and are operated by a hand lever. The rear 
axle is gear driven, and each rear wheel is fitted with a ratchet, 
so that a differential is not necessary. Ordinary buggy wheels 
which have been cut down to 35 inches are used. The engine 
is cooled by water, circulated by a pump through a tank mounted 
behind the seat. The battery and gasoline tank are under the 
seat. The dash equipment consists of throttle and spark con- 
trol, ignition switch, needle valve adjustment and exhaust cut- 
out. 

* * * 

As with her sister republic on the south, Peru is taking larger 
numbers of American made automobiles in part payment for 
the copper, tungsten, sugar and cotton which she shipped to the 
United States during 1916 in quantities notably larger than in 
1915. Where two and three years ago there was considered to 
be a fair market for low and medium-priced cars in Lima, the 
prosperity that became evident during the early part of 1916 
called for cars of higher grade and more expensive. It is now 
estimated that there are 600 cars of 25 different American makes 
in the Peruvian capital, and the market is calling for more. 

» » * 

Unequally adjusted rear wheel brakes are a potent cause of 
skidding, and it is wise to make frequent tests of the parts for 
incorrect adjustment. It is necessary to have some one with 
you to watch the wheels. Drive the car along a dry road, ac- 
celerate quickly and then suddenly apply the brakes. If one 
wheel slides while the other is revolving, it may be taken for 
granted that the brakes are not holding with equal effective- 
ness. 

* * * 

In ordinary rolling country a driver of average skill can boost 
the mileage of a car which gives twelve miles to the gallon to 
fourteen or fifteen by simply shutting off the engine, putting the 
gear in neutral, and coasting whenever there is an opportunity. 
This is not a freak performance, but one which can be carried 
out without appreciably cutting down the speed. 

To prevent children from playing with the horn, and thus 
exhausting the battery, a switch may be placed in series with 
the horn circuit and the current turned off when the car is 
stopped. By installing the system so that the horn switch oper- 
ates in connection with the ignition switch, the latter when 
thrown to "off position, would automatically open the horn 
circuit. Thus the horn could only be used when the engine 

was running. 

* * * 

A general 7 per cent road tax has been levied in Nevada for 
road improvement under the supervision of the highway de- 
partment. Federal funds to which the State is entitled will be 
added to this amount, together with $25,000 appropriated by the 
last legislature from the State motor vehicle license tax. The 
highway department will have $594,630 for cross-State roads, 
and the eight counties through which the Lincoln highway 

passes will have $108,300. 

* * * 

All radiators, says a writer in the current issue of American 
Motorist, have an overflow arrangement to accommodate the 
natural expansion of the water upon being heated during the 
operation of the motor; frequently they are also equipped with 
blow holes to allow the escape of steam. If, through the accu- 
mulation of sediment or dirt, these outlets become clogged and 
don't fulfill their functions, the result is that the internal pres- 
sure generated will follow the line of least resistance and force 
a leak at a point where the radiator is weakest. Therefore, 
it is absolutely essential that these outlets be open at all times. 



Of the 217 motor truck builders listed to-day, only eight and 
one-half per cent have been in existence more than five years, 
and but 36 per cent more than three years. 

In 1915 alone, 57 truck makers quit and 33 started business, 
and some of the 33 lived only a short time. 

Of the 109 truck makers listed in 1911, only 18 are in busi- 
ness to-day. A large percentage of the 91 motor truck concerns 
that have gone out of business since 1911 were assemblers. This 
is highly significant in view of the fact that 86 per cent of the 
leading 150 truck makers of to-day are assemblers. Of the 18 
survivors already referred to, 13 are manufacturers making the 
vital parts of their trucks in their own factories. 

* * * 

During the restoration period following the war, when de- 
struction must be effaced by constructive effort on an immense 
scale, American trucks will be called upon to do a large share 
of the work. But, while lengthy, this period will not be lasting. 

• • • 

Of Interest to Motorists 



Knight Motor to be Feature of Unique Show. Type of Motor 
Used by Twenty-six Crowned Heads of Europe and Asia. 
Closed Car Models Never Before Shown in San Francisco. 
Accomplishments of Famous Engine Will Be Demonstrated 
Thoroughly. 

So much interest has been aroused in the Knight motor since 
its recent phenomenal achievements on the European battle- 
fields that the Willys-Overland of California has decided to 
hold a Knight motor show on the last three days and nights of 
January — 29th. 30th and 31st. The exhibition will be held in 
the company's mammoth building at Van Ness avenue and 
Bush street. The special feature of the show will be an exhi- 
bition of Knight-motored inclosed cars, embodying the hand- 
somest coach work and the most luxurious finishings that have 
yet been applied to the art of building automobiles. Included 
in the display will be the newest and most fashionable designs 
in town cars, limousines, coupes and sedans, equipped with 
every possible convenience and refinement, not forgetting even 
such minor details as electric cigar lighters, vanity cases and 
dictagraphs. 

E. Burton Holmes motion pictures will be screened, showing 
the processes by which the Knight motors are built and tested, 
and also picturing wonderful performances of Knight-motored 
cars, both in Europe and America. A life-size cutout section 
of the Knight motor, showing the inside operation of the sleeve 
valves will also be on exhibition. British tanks, requiring the 
maximum of power and dependability, will be screened in the 
act of plowing through mud and barbed wire entanglements, 
and in the sensational feat of actually "going over the top."' A 
touring car will be shown making a tortuous ascent of Pike's 
Peak at thirty miles an hour. Another one will be pictured as 
it was snapped by the movie camera while creeping at less than 
two miles an hour up one of San Francisco's steepest hills with- 
out even a driver to guide it. 

The Knight motor first came into fame in 1909. when the 
Royal Automobile Club of Great Britain announced the result 
of a test in which the Knight motor broke all other records for 
efficiency. 

In June. 1914, in the Isle of Man international road races, a 
team of these Knight-motored cars defeated all competing teams 
of poppet valve cars, including the flower of the poppet valve 
industry. The distance of the race was 600 miles over a thirty- 
seven and a half mile lap, embracing a mountain climb of 1.500 
feet, with a six-mile approach and many dangerous curves. On 
the level stretches it was necessary to maintain a speed of 
ninety miles an hour in order to be in the running. 

• • • 

"The adaptability of the passenger car to the individual 
transportation requirements of business and professional men 
has upset all speed laws in business." says W. L. Hughson, of 
the KisselKar. "It is proving to be the surest and the quickest 
method of individual transportation. 

"In this day and age when it is necessary for man to do the 
most and best work r en extensive operations necessi- 

tate intensive methods, the dependability of the automobile not 



18 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 19, 1918 



only eliminates the loss of time, characteristic of less certain 
transportation methods, but induces greater efforts." 

* * * 

The first death among the 1,624 employees of the B. F. Good- 
rich Rubber Company who have enlisted since the outbreak of 
hostilities is that of Ensign P. W. Page, who was particularly 
well known in the eastern automobile field. Ensign Page was 
drowned off the coast of England, according to word reaching 
the tire corporation, when his seaplane became unmanageable 
and plunged into the sea. He has been in the service of the 
United States since May 4th. the date of his enlistment. 

Officials of the Goodrich Company, in expressing regret at 
his death, said he possessed an enviable reputation while with 
the corporation. 

* * * 

"From every quarter of the entire four floors of the exhibits 
in the Grand Central Palace at the New York Automobile Show 
this week comes the report that a passenger car shortage in 
the near future is inevitable.'' is the statement of John Tainsh. 
General Sales Manager of the Mitchell Motors Company. Inc., 
Racine. Wis. 

"There has been considerable comment in the Mitchell Mo- 
tors booth and among the 340 exhibitors, including makers of 
cars and motor accessories as to the present condition of the 
market abroad. It is pretty well conceded that anything on 
four wheels with an engine attached, which will perform, is 
being taxed to the limit. In France, worn out cars that have 
been in the thick of the battle are being rebuilt. The allies 
would gladly consume every used car in America to-day if they 
could but place their hands on them. And with the brake of 
government work to the wheel of former production this con- 
dition is likely to exist in this country in the near future. It 
will be a case of first come first served. 

"Brisk buying at the New York show this week is an indi- 
cator that the visitors realize what the future may bring by 
buying now. Owners and the dealers seem to foresee the car 
shortage and the likelihood of advanced prices." 

* * • 

Making a hurried departure for the East to confer with 
government officials regarding several contracts for war orders 
aggregating over one-half million dollars, and to consult with the 
officials of the Norwalk Tire and Rubber Company. Louis Lich- 
tenberger. president of the Lichtenberger-Ferguson Company, 
distributors of Norwalk tires, left for the cold-bound country 
Thursday. He will go direct to Washington, arriving there 
Monday or Tuesday, if the fates do not snow-bound the train, 
and after remaining there for a week, will proceed to Norwalk. 
Connecticut. 

The Lichtenberger-Ferguson Company has secured several 
large leather orders from the government, and their big leather 
factory has been working night and day for several months 
rushing the goods. He left for Washington in response to a 
wire fromt one of the high officials in the War Department ask- 
ing for his immediate presence in the national capital. 

When Mr. Lichtenberger arrives in Norwalk. after complet- 
ing his business in Washington, he will make arrangements for 
the shipment during 1918 to the coast of at least two million 
dollars' worth of Norwalk tires in order to fortify against a 
repetition of shortage in stock. He will be gone for four 
weeks. 

* * » 

There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
cf Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 



INSURANCE 



The man who had made a huge fortune was speaking 

a few words to a number of students at a business class. Of 
course, says the Philadelphia Ledger, the main theme of his 
address was himself. "All my success in life, all my tremen- 
dous financial prestige." he said proudly. "I owe to one thing 
alone — pluck, pluck, pluck!" He made an impressive pause 
here, but the effect was ruined by one student, who asked im- 
pressively: "Yes. sir; but how are we to find the right people 
to pluck?" 



The Aetna Life (liability and accident department), Aetna 
Casualty & Surety, and the Automobile Insurance Company 
of Hartford, are now all housed in their new building, specially 
constructed for their accommodation at 333 Pine street, and J. 
R. Molony. manager for the companies in their Pacific Depart- 
ment, extends a cordial invitation to patrons and friends to call 
and inspect one of the best appointed insurance offices in the 
city. The building is constructed throughout of steel and con- 
crete, is five stories in height, with basement. The three first 
floors with the basement constitute the new home of the Pacific 
Department, which gives employment within the building to 125 
people exclusive of the field force. The business of these 
branches of the Aetna's business has grown very materially 
since under the management of Mr. Malony. The life depart- 
ment of the Aetna, under the management of Mr. Gregory, will 
continue in its old location in the Monadnock building. 

* * * 

Major Charles Christensen, who retired from the manage- 
ment of the American Central on January 1st. after an under- 
writing career of more than fifty years, was banqueted by about 
one hundred of his business associates, last week, at the Com- 
mercial Club. As a token of their appreciation he was on that 
occasion made the recipient of a solid silver salver. It was a 
late hour when the party broke up. and in addition to the com- 
plimentary speeches, numerous telegrams expressive of affec- 
tionate regard were received from all over the country and 
read at the banquet board. The genial Major will continue his 
residence at San Rafael, and engage in farming in Nevada. 

* • * 

W. W. Grove has been appointed special agent for the Hart- 
ford Fire. His field will be the San Joaquin Valley, with head- 
quarters at Fresno. This field has been covered by Special 
Agent Robert E. Dollard, who has been called in to Pacific 
Coast headquarters. Mr. Grove for some years has been doing 
the work of an independent adjuster, but has had eight years' 
experience in the field. 

* • • 

Bonds worth $328,000, and having a coupon value of $20,000, 
have been delivered to John C. Lynch, receiver for the Pacific 
Casualty Co. of San Francisco, by F. W. Richardson. State 
Treasurer for California, under order of the United States Dis- 
trict Court of San Francisco. The bonds had been placed with 
Insurance Commissioner McCable by the casualty company as 
a guarantee to its policyholders. 

* * * 

The forty-second annual meeting of the Fire Underwriters' 

Association of the Pacific will be held in the room of the Board 

of Fire Underwriters. Merchants' Exchange Building, San 

Francisco, on Tuesday and Wednesday. February Sth and 6th. 

at 10 o'clock. The second day's proceeding will terminate with 

the usual banquet, at which more than two hundred covers 

will be laid. 

» * » 

Herbert G. Lange. formerly special agent for the Phoenix 
Assurance and Imperial Insurance companies in the Southern 
California field, is now engaged in the local agency field at 

Hanford. Cal. 

* * * 

D. R. McLennan, of Marsh & McLennan, is chairman of the 
insurance division in the war savings stamp campaign at Chi- 
cago. Mr. McLennan has been very active in the different war 
fund campaigns since the beginning of hostilities with Ger- 
many, giving liberally of his time and substance. 

* * * 

E. M. Brewster has been engaged by Berdan & Osborn. as 
special agent for the North British. Commonwealth and Penn- 
sylvania in the Mountain field. During the illness of Special 

Agent Willey he will make his headquarters at Denver. 

* * * 

Detective Sergeant James F. Bean has been appointed to 
head the Los Angeles police arson squad. Bean did good work 
while with the fire underwriters' arson committee in assisting to 
break up the arson gang in Southern California, and they ex- 
pect him to be equally useful in his new connection. 



January 19. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



19 



IN THE SIDELIGHT OF THE WAR. 

John Burroughs, the naturalist, man of letters, and critic, 
who is formally and insistently urging boycott of German goods 
and ideals following the war, is one of the most individual per- 
sons in the whole list of contemporary Americans. Honored 
by the leading academic institutions of the country, and elected, 
early in the formation of the organization, a member of the 
American Academy of Arts and Letters, he nevertheless is not 
the product of the schools, and never has done his thinking to 
order from conventional educators or literary critics. Like 
Emerson, another individualist and lover of nature. Burroughs 
never has resided for any length of time far removed from 
the region of his birth. The world of men has come to him; 
he has not gone to the world. To be sure he lived in Washing- 
ton for a while, during the Civil War, and there met Walt Whit- 
man, whose exponent and defender he became, and has ever 
remained. But since 1874 Mr. Burroughs has lived on his farm 
in West Park, N. Y., and therefrom sent forth books like "Win- 
ter Sunshine." "Birds and Poets" and "Ways of Nature," which 
show his facility as an observer. Along with these have come, 
at intervals, poems, essays about literature and experience, and 
a book of travel, such as the one describing his tour of the Paci- 
fic Coast forests and mountains with Theodore Roosevelt and 
John Muir. 



MRS. ADOLPH SPRECKELS THANKED BY QUEEN. 

The commission for Aid Civil and Military Belgium and 
France. Pacific Division, is asking for clothing, new or old, for 
adults and little children. The clothing and food should be sent 
to the Superfluity Shop. 306 Post street, San Francisco, where it 
is being packed by volunteers, and sent direct to Belgium and 
France. The expenses of the shop are being paid by Mr. and 
Mrs. Adolph B. Spreckels and Mr. John D. Spreckels. All 
moneys are sent direct to Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, and to 
Madame Poincaire, wife of the President of France. The Queen 
of Belgium herself personally looks out for these little children. 

Telephone Garfield 2099, and the Commission's motor truck 
will call for goods. 

The following is a letter received by the local commission 
from Her Majesty Elizabeth, Queen of the Belgians : 

"I am commanded by Her Majesty Elizabeth, the Queen of 
the Belgians, to formally thank you for your kind promise to 
enlist sympathy in your country on behalf of the refugees and 
wounded in the unoccupied part of Belgium. I am to tell you 
that any practical help will be valued by the Queen, and will 
bring relief to many who at present are great sufferers. I write 
this letter so that you may have something on which to base 
your appeal. 

"May I offer you success in your work of mercy." 



PUNISHING FOOD BARONS OF TOKYO. 

Every honest resident of Tokyo. Japanese or foreign, will re- 
joice in the arrest of the 135 retail and wholesale dealers in 
foodstuffs who have been put behind the bars because they were 
found to be taking advantage of the misery caused by the recent 
typhoon to put up the price of food unjustly. 

It is not easy to overpunish such wretches as those who take 
advantage of a national calamity or trial like a war or flood to 
fill their own pockets by exploiting the suffering of others. 
Whatever the legal definitions may be. if anything is a crime 
morally, then such miscreants as these men who have been 
juggling the cost of living are criminals. An example should 
be made of them. Their crime is hardly less than the crime 
of burglary at such times as these, and it is to be wished the 
punishment could be as great. — The Japanese Advertiser. 



"Your hard-luck story is one of the most affecting I have 

ever heard." "Thanks, boss. Then you'll give me a small dona- 
tion?" "No." "But you just said "' "Exactly. A man with 

your imagination and gift of narration ought to be able to make 
a great deal of money as promoter. There is no earthly ex- 
cuse." — Birmingham Age-Herald. 



_ The New Vicar — And have you any family, Mrs. Mug- 
gins ? Mrs. Muggins — Oh, yes, sir. One living and one mar- 
ried. — Passing Show. 



Dr. Byron W. Haines 

DENTIST 

ANNOUNCES HIS RETURN TO SAN FRANCISCO WHERE 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 19. 1918 



FASHION'S FADS AND FRILLS 



The New Year holds the promise of so many things. Possi- 
bilities lurk behind everyday things that seem of themselves so 
uninteresting. Take, for example, the simple matter of under- 
clothes. The average woman buys, this month, material enough 
to last her for the coming year. All the stores have "White 
Sales.'' and batiste and nainsook can be purchased for almost 
nothing. This year we have, aside from our regular resolution, 
those we have made to help win the war. We are going to do 
our bit. and the time to start is now. 

Does the simplicity we have heard preached on the subject 
of frocks and coats extend to the lingerie? By all means, yes. 
We must buy only what we really need, and use that little with 
forethought. 

1776-1918. 

The same spirit that made for Victory in 1776 and the dark 
days that followed, is abroad today. Then our grandmother's 
mothers made their own clothes, as we are doing today, but 
they went even farther and made the material itself. This is 
impossible for us. It would be farcical for us to turn our backs 
on the perfect machinery of to-day and take up x'ne hand looms 
and spinning wheels of our grandmothers. But we can cut our 
material according to our pattern, and our pattern must be sim- 
ple and economical. When planning the spring wardrobe (and 
now is a good time to do it, for the shops are full of tempting 




Bewitchingly Simple and Youthful 



Long Lines and Charming Folds 



materials and there is more time than later on when the clothes 
are really needed I . choose the material that will wear the long- 
est. In other words. "Be sure you're right, then go ahead." 

Fairy-Tale Frocks. 

For those delightfully informal affairs that are always so 
much fun. one needs a frock simple and becoming. The illus- 
tration shows a design that will appeal to the most fastidious 
person. Made of silk voile or mull, it has a youthful round neck 
with an attractive collar band (if one may call so bewitching 
a thing by so prosaic a name!) of flesh-colored satin. The 
sleevebands and the girdle are of the same material, as are 
the three perky little ruffles across the back. The slight fulness 
in the waist is charmingly arranged, and, as you can see, the 
skirt is not overly full. There is no trimming, the edges being 
picoted. that ever-present solution to the problem of "finish- 
ings." This is the type of dress that is appropriate for after- 
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The Ever-Ready Knitting Bag. 

As long as the knitting needles are clicking for the soldiers 
and sailors, we will be on the look out for new designs in knit- 
ting bags. They are such a comfort, if they are sensible, and 
hold so much else beside the knitting, that I very much doubt 
if they are ever relegated to the fashion discard heap. One of 
the newest designs is an apron bag. a fascinating thing that you 
can wear around your waist when you are knitting, or draw 
up into the bag form when you wish to do so. All the favored 
materials and colors, and also combinations of shades, are used 
for these interesting necessities. Brilliant corals lined with navy 
blue, purple and red — oh, there are any number of ways and 
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For the Lover of Grace. 

Soft folds and long lines delight the eyes in this charming 
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sure, but present it is in the braiding design around the simple 
neck, on the wide sleeves and on the skirt. The dress reminds 
one of the gracious Grecian ladies, so artistic and simple it is. 
Made of smoke-gray voile, lined, perhaps, with turquoise blue, 
and braided in exactly the right shade of gray, it is perfectly 
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He also serves who saves. 

Eating war bread is one way to attain grit these lovely 

war days. 

Women seem to be coming into their own at last : eleven 

of them broke jail in Seattle recently. 

Face powder on a fetching face continues to be the most 

popular powder despite the ravages of war. 

A man is foolish to waste time criticising his own faults 

when his neighbors can do it so much better. 

The man who merely marks time these lively days sim- 
ply marks himself off the map of opportunity. 

Uncle Sam ought to give that lazy lout. M. Jupiter Plu- 

vius. a berating for Hooverizing so much on the season's rain. 

Jerusalem was won on a porkless day. That comes from 

Hooverizing in the Orient. No wonder the Turks are grouchy. 

Ninety per cent of the population must live by working 

at some pursuit. That, of course, does not include the practical 
politicians. 

What has become of our old newspaper friend. Rev. 

Paul Smith? Has he been lost in the slums, or is he slumming 
in the movies? 

The Japanese are now turning out pianos on the Ameri- 
can model at $27 each; the only thing to beat the price is the 

payment of the bill. 

Kerensky, Lenine. Trotzky and other leaders in Russia 

are coming and going so fast these days that even German spies 
are unable to keep up with them. 

Many a big boat is sunk off the shores of Europe, ac- 
cording to orders, these wild war days, and "comes back" with 
honors, as does the versatile submarine. 

The old-time wall motto. "Blessed are the peacemakers." 

has been chucked into the wood box these days, awaiting the 
time when Democracy shall be victorious. 

A dressmakers" association in the East has decided that 

$300 per annum is sufficient to clothe a woman these days. It 
may be so on the stage and at the beaches, but the ordinary- 
sable stole for the neck these days will almost eat up that 
amount, and then But ask the dressmakers' association. 



The Kaiser has again revoked his peace proposals. No 

one except the Pope takes any interest in them, which evidently 
does not surprise the world's greatest meglomaniac. 

If there's a dark horse already running as a prospect in 

the gubernatorial contest now on the way, he is so blooming 
dark that nobody without a night glass can see him. 

That was a nice little friendly wallop that the Federal 

Government gave the Federal Reserve banks recently, when it 
exacted and collected from them $1,134,234 in excess profits. 

A stroller on the beach at an Atlantic resort recently dis- 
covered a mine washed ashore, and began to examine the parts 
of the curious thing. Now he is explaining the details to the an- 
frels. 

All the belligerents seem to have their trouble breeders. 

England has its Lansdowne. France has its Calliaux, Russia its 
Bolsheviki. and Germany its Kaiser, and this country its La 
Follette. 

Some of the supervisors in the interior of the State seem 

to think it is a cinch to build good roads so as to trap tourists 
into speedy driving and exact from them sufficient fines to pay 
for the roads. 

The holy war preached some time ago by the Kaiser to 

disrupt the territories of the allies in the Orient has slithered 
into nonsense with the fall of the three holy cities of Islam. 
Mecca. Bagdad and Jerusalem. 

Solomon "hisself " has come to town : a couple recently 

came into a local court for divorce because each insisted on 
sleeping on the outside of the bed. The judge decided the case 
by ordering them to move the bed into the middle of the room. 

Women are slowly but surely butting into the hitherto 

sacred soft political jobs occupied by the male breed of gall- 
lined politician. Three women were appointed New York dep- 
uty sheriffs this week, and each filed $10,000 bonds as security. 

Grim war hasn't been able to shove the Pacific Coast 

Baseball League off the map: it's coming back in April next, 
and has sixteen girls clad in khaki as ornaments about the field, 
just to show that women can umpire in war time as well as 
men. 

The electric charge that Acting Mayor McLaren shot into 

the offices of the Tax Collector and a half-dozen others there 
who neglected to file their bonds of office, has developed only 
a little "blow out." Otherwise it might have been a spilling of 
political secrets at the City Hall. 

-The meatless sausage is the latest hopeless life-saver 

offered the country to take the edge off Hooverizing. One end 
of the deadly missile is filled with hot air and the other end with 
a chunk of flying fish. When you bite into the thing the hot air 
explodes and discharges the flying fish. 




EDITORIAL COMMENT 



The action of the President in tak- 
NATiONALirED Railroads? ing over the railways of the country 
was one for which the people, in- 
cluding the railway officials, were prepared. The latter have 
been well aware of the gains that might be accomplished by 
closer relations between the roads, and have achieved import- 
ant results in this way since last spring, but there were legal 
limitations upon what they could do. The earnings of each rail- 
way company belonged to itself, and this fact could not be dis- 
regarded by a mere committee of officials in routing traffic. The 
government is able to guarantee the net earnings of the roads, 
on the basis of the last three years, and having done this, it is 
in a position to route the traffic, pool the equipment and earn- 
ings, make common use of the terminals, and in all respect 
manage the properties with the sole view to obtaining the 
greatest possible service out of them. The roads are freed from 
all the legal restrictions which were upon them in private hands. 
The new authority is superior even to the Interstate Commerce 
Commission. The shift is done off-hand, because the necessi- 
ties of the country demand the best service that can be had. 
There is no time for elaborately worked out plans : it is im- 
portant to immediately get all the railroads of the country to 
work as one system. 

The Secretary of the Treasury is in charge, which fact is 
sufficient to show that the roads will be operated by the Gov- 




larger exports. That the shortage is in no sense due to de- 
creased output is evident from the fact that our total output 
last year was the largest on record, and represented virtually 
45 per cent of the world's production. Official figures are ex- 
pected to show a total production of anthracite last year of 
nearly 100,000.000 tons, with a total of all coal mined in this 
country of 650,000.000 tons. In order to relieve the shortage, 
the Government has been forced to adopt restrictive measures 
which are calculated to restrict production for electrical adver- 
tising purposes and non-essential industries. Conditions have 
been rendered more serious by reason of the extremely low tem- 
peratures which have been prevailing over a very extensive 
area of the country. In consequence of the suffering and 
losses caused by this winter's shortage a more efficient means 
of distribution will probably be worked out by those charged 
with the responsibility of solving this very difficult problem. 

If any person thinks that all the 
troubles in the Far East came to an 
end the day Viscount Ishi signed his 
agreement with Secretary Lansing, 
that person is doomed to considerable eye-opening, as well as 
to considerable disappointment. That agreement really leaves 
the vital question untouched, for the vital question is not any- 
thing so crude as a military attack on the Government in Pekin. 



Japan Aiming to 
Grab Territory. 




THE SOWER 



-Brown in the Chicago Daily AV-xl'. 



ernment only in the most general sense, for the Secretary of the 
Treasury is a very busy man even when he has only to man- 
age the finances of the Government in time of war. He will 
deal, of course, in general policies, but the very need of the 
situation is for a directing authority so far removed from de- 
tails and from the special interests of localities or individual 
roads that he will see only the larger features of the problem, 
and these from the one national viewpoint. His selection of 
assistants is an earnest of his intention to surround himself with 
the best railway talent in the country, and to give this great 
experiment every chance of success. The present Government 
control and possible ownership have been considered bull argu- 
ments for railroad securities in the past, but it is a general re- 
lief to owners to be assured, for a time at least, income will 
be stabilized on the basis proposed by the Government. 

■XT 

The coal famine has reached an 
The Coal Famine. acute stage in many sections of the 

country. The situation has been 
accounted for in various ways, such as the increased demand 
of industry, the much larger cellar surplus accumulated by 
householders last year, increased consumption by our navy and 



but is concerned with the various shadings which may be given 
that formidable word "infringe," which this Government and 
that of Tokio have taken upon themselves to see is not applied 
to the rights of the subjects or citizens of any country in the 
full enjoyment of equal opportunity, in commerce and industry, 
in- China. Since that agreement was signed a new opening has 
been afforded to Japan by the defenselessness of the Far East- 
ern seaboard of the Russian Empire. With Russia threatening 
to crack into a mass of separate free territories, Japan is. per- 
haps not unnaturally, beginning thoughtfully to consider the 
eventual fate of the Amur province which skirts the northern 
boundary of Manchuria, and follows the coast upwards to 
Vladivostock, to north of the island of Sakhalin. Vladivostock 
itself is only some eighty miles, as the crow flies, north of the 
northern boundary of Korea. Therefore it will be seen what op- 
portunities are open to Japan for securing the other half of the 
island of Sakhalin, which was refused to her by the treaty at 
Portsmouth, and for extending her territory northward from 
Korea, so as to at once consolidate her position on the Sea of 
Japan, and also gain possession of an enormously important 
point like that of Vladivostock. linked by the Siberian line of 
railway to the center of Harbin, which forms the junction of the 



January 26, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



branch to Port Arthur. A little while ago a report was pub- 
lished in certain papers to the effect that the Japanese had 
landed troops in Vladivostock to protect their interests there. 
The information was untrue in fact, but it was not published 
without a motive. The publication was trying out a political 
kite. The truth is that Japan was contemplating landing troops 
at that port, on the excuse of protecting her interests there and 
securing that terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway in the al- 
lied interests. Exactly what immediate danger there was from 
German troops on the Russian border, or even from Russian 

SB" 



troops acting under the orders of German agents in the Russian 
Government, is not particularly clear. The Japanese fleet and 
the Japanese army could at a; given moment have made very 
short work of any attempt of Germany or the Bolsheviki to give 
the Huns a foothold on the Pacific. Nevertheless, no matter 
what may be said to the contrary, the occupation of Vladivos- 
tok was seriously considered by the Japanese cabinet, and no 
matter what may be said to the contrary, the idea has not yet 
been given up. Keep your eye on the maneuvers of Japan in 
attempting to grab territory in that location. 

SB" 



TOWN CRIER 



The big crack in the Austrian war program, as illustrated 

by a widespread labor strike, this week, seems to indicate that 
the trying stress of the devil's making has at last cut hope from 
under the dual monarchy. According to the cablegram, "It is his 
majesty's wish to end the war at the soonest moment possible 
by an honorable peace. In pursuance of this desire, and on the 
principles it repeatedly has announced, the government of the 
dual monarchy has done everything in its power, and will con- 
tinue to do everything possible, to bring about most speedily a 
general peace." Poland is to be regarded as an independent 
State, with independent relations with the monarchy. Most of 
these and accompanying statements are camouflage, other parts 
reasonable, and the rest of it the opiate flubdub slush that the 
daily press gives its readers to sauce their war news columns. 
A broad view of the situation indicates that the socialists are 
in control, as in Russia, and old Nick is the only one that can 
forecast the likely result. A week or two of this war sickness in 
Austria, and that monarchy will be peg-legging together with 
Hungary on crutches, with the accent on the Hungar. This sam- 
ple of war sickness is a propagating malady, and once it gets 
into the bones of any nation there are convulsions to come, as is 
being illustrated in Russia. France went through the spasms 
in the Reign of Terror, and eventually came out of it by de- 
grees, and came out as a sound democracy; so will Russia; so 
will numbers of the Slav States. Meantime the devil, aided by 
Herr Kaiser, will stir the trouble pot to the redoubtable jazz 
music of his dreams. 

More and more as the days slip by does the political 

situation indicate that Governor Stephens will enter the forth- 
coming gubernatorial race with what is left of Senator John- 
son's old political machine. That old-time industrious political 
machine, with fore and aft action, is in a rather dilapidated 
condition these days, but the Governor and his advisers believe 
that It has sufficient jitney pace and utility to carry them to 
victory. As the days slip by the half-dozen Los Angelenos. 
v/ho aspired to enter their names in the race as candidates, are 
dropping out, and the likelihood is that no Progressive Repub- 
lican opponent will shy his hat into the ring against the Gov- 
ernor. Some of Mayor Rolph's friends have been urging him 
to get into the race on the showing of the elections that swept 
the field for the candidates he supported, as well as the bonds 
for the constructive improvements of the city, which he urged. 
So far the Mayor has made no sign of interest in the forthcom- 
ing campaign. Frank Heney. now engaged in grilling the beef 
barons in Chicago for Government purposes, is the only likely 
prominent Democrat that may take a flier in the contest. His 
wife is eager to have him run, but Heney believes that he has 
better prospects in his present occupation. There are others 
that would like to take a flier on the tail of the kites, but prac- 
tically all of them are in the class of "those who bumped." So 
far the race is apparently drifting into a condition where any 
man of courage, staunch following and adroit political campaign- 
ing, can readily get away with the persimmon. 

The movement recently initiated to recombine the two 

present independent newspaper clubs will go through despite 
the protests of the usual few moribund kickers who make life a 
pest. This expensive experience of division and maintaining 
two newspaper clubs, in a city of shrinking newspaper possi- 
bilities, furnishes a grim lesson regarding the ancient tale of 
the bunch of sticks. Under prevailing war conditions, it re- 
quires every effort to maintain even one club in somewhere near 
the side-lines of efficiency. The split in the original club some 



two years ago was brought about by the election of too many 
associated members, callow chaps wearing their first univer- 
sity smile and trying to become lively devils in club life, dry 
lawyers, wet doctors and Indian medicine sellers who provided 
mental dope, a combination that smothered the spirit and indi- 
viduality of the shrinking cluster of newspapermen, transform- 
ing the original ideals, customs and atmosphere of the club into 
an inane doughboy affair. There is plenty of pen. ideas and 
sound sense of organization in a number of local news writers, 
and if they determine to return to their old headquarters at 
Powell and Sutter street, it will not take them long to restore 
the old bohemian spirit surrounded by an atmosphere that be- 
longs to the ordinary wholesome and unconventional human 
being. 

The inevitable has dropped like a chunk of ice ; the roly- 
poly politicians in Congress have mobilized in a bold attack to 
deprive President Wilson of his powers in war. and assume all 
that responsibility and direction to themselves. Of all the un- 
mitigated asininity that has fallen on this country since the war 
began, this is the limit. A combination of knaves and fools 
made a like attack on President Lincoln, but they were beaten 
off; the voters of the nation stood by Lincoln, and the union of 
the States was preserved. Political knavery has waxed fat 
along many new lines since the Civil War. and through the ex- 
ploitation of numbers of rich pickings in Congress certain kinds 
of representatives there have come to the conclusion that they 
can run the government very much better than the President — 
and to hell with the public. The trouble with Congress is that 
too many scabby politicians are elected and too few statesmen. 
The heads of numbers of committees there are notoriously in- 
capable and untrustworthy, and succeed to the position of chair- 
men because they head the list in time service on their commit- 
tee, a practice that often selects mutts and rogues, as is illus- 
trated now in our throes of conducting the war. 



The management of the Techau Tavern. San Francisco's 

highest class family cafe, several weeks ago augmented its 
justly famous "Jazz" orchestra by the engagement of several 
talented "Jazz" players. That the Tavern's patrons appreciated 
the efforts of the management to increase their pleasure and 
happiness was quickly attested by the increased attendance. 
The selections played by the Tavern's augmented "Jazz" or- 
chestra are in themselves an attraction to the general public, as 
all the very newest hits are usually heard for the first time in 
San Francisco at the Tavern. For those who are not as yet 
included in the Tavern's great personal following, attention is 
called to the fact that every afternoon at 4, 4 :30 and 5 o'clock 
the lady patrons are presented with from twenty-five to thirty- 
five containers of Stearns' Suprema Toilet Water, and in the 
evenings after each souvenir dance Le Lilas de Rigaud (pro- 
nounced Ree-go) perfume favors are presented to the ladies, 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 26, 1918 



A Woman Ambulance Driver at the 
Front 



Mrs. Hilda Wynne, the young Englishwoman who has given 
her fortune and risked her life driving an ambulance on the 
firing-lines in Europe that she might alleviate the sufferings 
of the victims of the war. has been recently in this country to 
interest the public in the needs of the soldiers. She wears the 
Croix de Guerre, the gift of France. Belgium decorated her 
with the Order of Leopold, and Russia honored her with the 
Order of St. George. The Bevan-Wynne Unit, as her organiza- 
tion is called, has attended more than 25.000 wounded soldiers. 
In the Denver Post, Mrs. Wynne, who has narrowly escaped 
death many times, tells of some of the scenes she has witnessed 
and relates how men die at the front: 

Looking upon the human carnage I have witnessed, from this 
distance and in the little breathing space I have taken from ser- 
vice, I can recall thousands of heroic acts, but the bravest hap- 
pened on the Russian front. 

I saw two aviators go up to certain death. They were a Rus- 
sian and a Frenchman. Both were little men. They went up to 
meet twenty German aeroplanes. It was suicidal. But they had 
been ordered to go — and theirs was the spirit of the gallant six 
hundred. I stood near them as they made ready to go. They 
said nothing. That is one of the lessons you learn in war — 
not to waste time nor words. 

They went straight up and began blazing away at the Ger- 
man planes. I watched and the cords of my heart tightened, for 
the German planes, looking like great gray birds with wings 
wide-spread, came closer and closer. They surrounded them. 
They formed a solid double circle about them. Then they be- 
gan to fire. And I turned and covered my eyes with my hands. 
A few seconds later what had been aeroplanes were splintered 
wood, and what had been men a broken mass covered by smok- 
ing rags. 

While this was the bravest act I saw in two and a half years 
on the firing line. I readily recall the most pathetic. It was the 
second line of men in the Russiant renches. They were un- 
armed soldiers. There were no guns for them. They took their 
places there expecting that the man in front might drop, and the 
second line man could pick up his gun take his place. 

I have seen many of the Allies die. They all die bravely. At 
Dixmude when the fusileers arrived 8,000 and went out 4.000. 
there was magnificent courage in death. The Frenchman dies 
calling upon his God. The Englishman says nothing or feebly 
jests; just turns his face to the wall and is still. The Russian 
is mystic and secretive. The Russian lives behind a veil of re- 
serve. You never fully know him. In the last moments you 
know by his rapt look that his soul is in communion with his 
God. 

One of the deepest, unalterable truths of the war is the Ger- 
man power of hatred. It is past measuring. An example oc- 
curred at Dixmude. When we had been there three days we 
were driven out. I took my car filled with the wounded across 
a bridge just in time. A second after we had crossed there was 
a roar, then a crash. A shot had torn the bridge to pieces. 
Three weeks later to our hospital was brought a wounded Ger- 
man. 

"I know you."' he said. "We nearly got you at the bridge at 
Dixmude." 

"I remember." I said. 



That man's eyes used to follow me in a strange way. Build 
no beautiful theories of his national animosity disappearing, or 
being swallowed up in his gratitude. There was no such thought 
in his mind. The eyes said : "I wish I had killed you. But 
since I didn't I wish I might have another chance." 

This, after I had driven away a group of zouaves, who had 
taken everything from him, including his iron cross, and who 
were debating whether to toss him into the canal then or that 
night. 

The greatest peril I encountered was not from shells. One 
becomes used to them. One of the greatest dangers I faced was 
on a dark-night drive along a precipice in the Caucasus. It was 
while the plan to bring troops through Persia to Russia was ex- 
pected to be successful. I went ahead with some ambulances. 
It was necessary to take two Russian officers across the moun- 
tain. I offered by services. The road was an oddly twisting 
one. On one side was a high wall, on the other a precipice 
whose depth no one calculated. But as I allowed myself to look 
into it at twilight I could see no bottom to it. We started on the 
all-night drive at dusk. The precipice remained with us, a foot 
away, most of the distance. Had my car skidded twelve inches 
the story would have been different. 

Then, too, I wandered once within the Turkish lines, mistak- 
ing them for our own. But amid a courteous silence I was al- 
lowed to discover my mistake and escape without harm. 

I think I owe my opportunity to do my bit. in the way I have, 
to the fact that I arrived in Flanders a few hours before the 
fight and the officers were too busy to send me back. I had 
seven automobiles, and knew how to use them. I took them to 
Dixmude and offered the automobiles and my services to the 
cause. I established headquarters at Furnes. which is seven 
miles from Nieuport. eight from Dixmude. and twenty from 
Ypres. I drove along the Yser Canal to the parts of the field that 
were under the heaviest fire, for there. I knew, my cars and I 
would be most needed. For a year I worked for the relief of 
the wounded of the French armies. Then I went to Russia, 
where I found the need of help and the sacrifice of life because 
of lack of that help almost inconceivable. The French armies 
have 6.000 ambulances. The Germans have 6.200. Russia, 
with a firing-line of 6,000 miles, has only 600 motor-ambu- 
lances. 

I established dressing-stations in the mountains. Some of 
these were 10,000 feet above the sea-level. There, on the canvas 
stretched between two horses, the wounded were brought, or so 
they started. For many of them died in the long journey, every 
step of which was torture to a wounded man. 

The most exciting experience I ever had was on the Galician 
border. We could approach the battle-line only along the Tar- 
nopol road, which ran for fifteen miles directly under German 
guns. I was speeding along it with an ambulance full of 
wounded soldiers when a shell struck the roadside and exploded, 
tearing a great hole in the earth fifty feet away. The concussion 
btopped us. Then we went on. I travel on my luck. Some time. 
I suppose. I shall travel too far. 



THE GULL. 



Poising, a floating mote athwart a noonday beam, 

Buoyant as wind-blown ashes of some long dead dream. 

Hazy, on idle pinion, a mirage dimly rare. 

A faint white nebula, a shadow in the air — 

Bird of the sun and storm, in dress of mottled gray. 

The Gull, an evanescent spectre o'er the Bay. 

— W. G. Taffinder. 



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FASHION'S FADS AND FRILLS 



The "jenue fille" is playing her part as well these days as 
her older sister. She, too, has her charities and war economies, 
and she, too, has a most difficult question to decide for herself. 
This question confronts her on every side — for or against new 
clothes and other things that she would not hesitate to buy in 
r.ormal times. Really it is most puzzling! on the one hand she 
hears arguments that convince her how unpatriotic she is to 
even think of new frocks and furbelows when the times are so 
dark and grievous. Indeed, new frocks are a disgrace; she 
must wear the oldest things she has, and the frumpier she is — 
the better! On the other hand, she hears sad tales of unfortu- 
nates thrown out of work, and starving, because there is such 
a sudden stop put to all buying, extravagant or otherwise. So, 
she decides to do her bit. and buy new things, in moderation. 
Who can tell how right or wrong she is ? 

For Miss Out-of-Doors. 

For the girl who is athletic, whose strenuous life includes 
walks out of doors, skating and perhaps gymnasium, the sim- 
ple dress, devoid of trimming, is best. The always-favored 
sailor suit is the best model to choose, change it as you will. 
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When Trimming Takes French Leave. 

The girl in her early teens is hard on her clothes, and usually 
dislikes to think of them at all. Later on. of course, she more 
than makes up for lost time ! The other day I saw a charming 
little model, dark green crepe de Chine, unrelieved by any trim- 
ming. The collar was a shallow square, giving the straight- 
across effect without being so in reality, for the neck outline 
was rounded slightly. At the waistline tiny tucks, an eighth 
of an inch wide, perhaps, ran up and down, four inches apart 
and four inches high, giving the necessary fulness to both the 
waist and the skirt where the tucks ended. Then other tucks 
ran around the vva'..., and the result was a plaid belt of tucks! 
The three-quarter sleeves were finished off in the same way. 
and at the lower edge the skirt was drawn in likewise, not 
enough for one to say "hobble." but enough to give the fashion- 
able narrow effect to the skirt. It was carefully explained to 
me that this was a French model, though so essentially appro- 
priate for the American maid. 



Fashion's Sash and Girdle. 

The shops are full of them, these aids to modish silhouettes. 
Perhaps it is the influence of the East, where wondrous widths 
of silk are draped around the waists of the men and women. 
Anyway, they are here, in all their loveliness. Roman striped 
silk ribbon, with fringe six inches long, adds a distinctive touch 
to the somber-hued dress of crepe de Chine or Georgette crepe. 
One interesting girdle was of suede cloth, five inches wide, stif- 
fened to hold its shape; passing around the waist, it crossed in 
the front, and slipped through wide slashes on either side, 
where huge buttons and long silken tassels gave the finishing 
touches. 

Sometimes these novel accessories are in contrasting colors 
to the dress; sometimes they repeat the frock coloring, and 
sometimes there is a perfect riot of colors, so interesting and 
unusual that any other trimming on the dress would be vulgar. 
Often there is a bit of embroidery, maybe an applique design 
of felt flowers or fruits; again the new fad for using raffia in- 
stead of silk or wool for embroidery is developed into some 
new and unusual trimming. I saw a set — hat, bag, scarf and 
belt — of soft velour, embroidered in a bold blue-and-green de- 
sign astonishingly simple and effective. 

Again. Our Old Friend the Middy Dress. 

There is no costume so dear to the heart of girlhood as the 
middy dress. It seems the symbol of joyful youth; its loose 
lines and turned-back sleeves spell comfort. The one illus- 
trated here has pockets, also, to enhance its value. The true 
middy collar is made of the same material as the rest of the 
dress, though it can also be of flannel or linen of a contrasting 
shade. 



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day." he said. "Why two?" said his wife. "We need only 
one." "I know." said Mr. Feedwell. "but one comes to-morrow 
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"Just a Woman" Not Just as Walters Wrote it! 

"Just a Woman." Eugene Walters' play, which set the New 
York theatrical pulse beating to unusual tempo three years ago. 
comes to the Alcazar in slightly changed form, but with the 
ciimax in the third act intact in spite of George Lask's pruning 
shears. 

Only those who saw the New York production have any idea 
of the liberties the Alcazar stage manager has taken with the 
original. Walters did not choose the young inventor as the co- 
respondent in the framed up divorce case. Instead, the coach- 
man is dragged into the filthy plot, which the unscrupulous gang 
concoct to ruin the wife's name and secure a divorce for the 
erring, prosperity spoiled husband. 

The Alcazar management decided that the third act, as played 
in New York, went it a bit too strong for family trade at the 
Alcazar — wherefore the pruning of lines, liberal whitewash, and 
the elimination of the coachman. 

In the general clean-up crusade, we have no quarrel with any 
purist who scrubs up a third act, providing that he does not blur 



_ Evelyn Vaughan takes this big scene with its complex mo- 
tives, its passion of mother love, and its blinding flash of in- 
spired falsehood in true dramatic fashion. Played in false key 
it would be absurd, but there is no discord in her work. Small 
wonder that that false confession, wrung from the deeps of out- 
raged motherhood, should have brought the truth from the 
husband. 

Walters has seized an idea of big dramatic value in that 
scene, and Evelyn Vaughan brings out all the bold, the subtle, 
and the almost invisible values so deftly wrought into the pattern 
of the third act. 

. .The. supporting company is a good one. Edward Rainey, who 
has the role of the young inventor, who changes the lot of the 
man and wife from the poverty of the mines to millionaires, is 
an intelligent and talented young man, well known to amateur 
theatricals here. He will go far when he has entirely passed the 
amateur stage, a little of which still clings to him. 

Hugh Knox, who has the role of the husband, who went so 
far down in the mire through drink and prosperity that he was 




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the dramatic effect of it. and in the elimination of some of the 
testimony there is no loss of dramatic value. 

But why eliminate the coachman and make those who have 
not seen the original, and who know the mechanics of the drama. 
unjustly question Walters' dramatic integrity? 

Walters built up step by step the shadow out of which the 
plotters camouflaged their damning plot against the wife. In 
the second act there is stress that she never uses the automo- 
biles, but rides in the old surrey with the devoted coachman 
— and there are other references, all indicative to the trained 
student of the play, that Walters has further use for the coach- 
man. The good dramatist, like the good novelist, would not in- 
troduce a character of that sort without a purpose. 

It puts a dent in the art of the drama, and to my mind adds 
nothing to spotless town effects to substitute the "boy" for the 
coachman. 

However, the surprise, and amazement, and excitement in the 
audience when the wife makes the false confession in order to 
keep her child, leaves nothing to be desired by playwright or 
stage manager. 



willing to be a party to piling up false evidence against the wife 
of his better side, played the role excellently, and with an un- 
derstanding that did not make his reform unnatural. 

Grace Travers. as the heartless home wrecker, had a busy time 
— and in spite of her bad stage conduct deserves a good word for 
her ac'ing! William Lloyd, as the detective butler, did a fine 
piece o ' work with none of the old school melodrama detective 
stuff al lut it. A. Burt Wesner. as the unscrupulous attorney 
who con.tives the wife's ruin for his own financial recompense, is 
not as well cast as he was in "Cheating Cheaters." Sherman 
Bainbridge. with a few fine, firm gestures, sketched in a Judge, 
usual to the courtroom, but seldom seen on the stage. He de- 
serves special mention. 

• • • 

Orpheum Has New Bill. 

The Orpheum bill for this week is almost entirely new. Jos- 
eph Howards' musical revue is the only holdover. Howards' 
act loses nothing in the re-singing, and his leading lady has a 
number of new costumes which she displays. It may satisfy the 



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curiosity of those who have wondered about the identity of this 
beautiful young person, who is billed as the "unknown," to learn 
that she is Mrs. Joseph Howard in private life. Likewise it may 
satisfy the curiosity of those who were present or have read 
about Howard's offer to take the gallery boy east, to learn that 
that young lad will still lead his gang every Monday afternoon 
in the front row of the gallery. There were family complica- 
tions in the way of carrying out Howard's offer to the young gal- 
lery god who can sing or whistle any actor into those realms of 
divine applause dearer than heaven to a performer. 

Alan Brooks, who was out here last season in the little play, 
"Dollars and Sense,'" from his own clever pen. returns with the 
same offering, and to the same appreciation. It is a clever play 
of unusual merit, and acted unusually well. 

Roy Rice and Mary Werner do a stunt on a painter's scaffold 
that is funny enough to get the house. They are probably the 
only blackface team in the world who never by any chance 
make sounds that in the least resemble the diction of any coon 
north, east, west or south of the Mason and Dixon line. But in 
spite of the limitations of their dialect, they are funny and have 
a unique act. Given a cullud lady of unusual proportions, a 
small window, and a large desire to get down to the painter's 
scaffold of the cullud gentleman below, and you have a scene 
that is a best bet with any vaudeville carpenter. 

Toots Paka and her Hawaiian native singers and dancers 
are not a riot. The Le Grohs are clever pantomime athletes. 
Keller Mack and Anna Earl fail to get by. Bee Ho Gray, billed 
the "versatile cowboy."' is further assisted by Ada Summer- 
ville and her trained horse. They would need some further 
slight assistance to establish a new racing record on the vaude- 
ville track. Jack King and Morton Harvey do a "ripping" musi- 
cal act. 

* • • 

Increasing Success of the Symphony Orchestra. 

Tschaikowsky"s Symphony No. 4. F minor, proved the attrac- 
tive feature of the eighth symphony concert given by the orches- 
tra, last Sunday, at the Cort Theatre. The interpretation of 
man's contest with Fate, as symbolized musically by the famous 
Russian composer, was largely due to the harmonious and fine 
blending of the themes under the baton of Conductor Hertz. 
The pure spiritual music of the score could easily be blemished 
by any ordinary leader, without the perfect discretion requisite 
to interpret its intensive themes. The scherzo movement cre- 
ated notable enthusiasm. The Russian national spirit was ex- 
pressed musically. Chabrier's "Espana" expressed a like na- 
tional spirit of Spain. It was Spain in all its cadenzas, casta- 
nets, voluptuous waltzes, spirited carnival gayety. toreadors, 
showers of flowers and the gitanas in merry mood. "La Mer" 
of Debussy has many fine passages and fantastic harmonies, 
and it speaks musically to the ear. but somehow the title. "The 
Sea."' is misplaced. It has nothing of the swell and harmonious 
movement of old ocean, at rest or in rage. It gives at least a 
new angle on Debussy's elusive art. Next Sunday's concert 
will furnish the seventh Pop and six capital composers will con- 
tribute an excellent program. 

» » » 
Syncopated Court Scene Stars at Pantages. 

The program at Pantages this week climbs to a tuneful cli- 
max set to the syncopated music of a court room with a good- 
looking blonde judge of the female of the species. Any good- 
looking comedian would be willing to take a life sentence from 
a pink and white judge with curly blonde hair (natural or water 
wave), and several chaps take theirs as uncomplainingly as the 
audience. 

Syncopated court scenes are not new to us. but this is the 
first time the judiciary has been set to vaudeville syncopation, 
and it is very well done. Robert Milliken. Ruth Francis and 
Herbert Brooke, the principals in the cast sent out by George 
Choos from New York, are a very clever trio, and the chorus is 
the usual number of pretty girls. 

Besides this star feature, there is a singing comedian on the 
program. Marie La Varre. who is very entertaining. Hill and 
Ackerman do a patter stunt crammed with nonsense; Stewart 
Jackson and Dorothy Wahl play and sing their way into the 
friendship of the audience; Chauncey Monroe has a neat com- 
edy, and Burns and Lynn have descriptive feet for the dances 
with which they amuse the audience. 



Comedy at Columbia on Last Lap. 

"Turn to the Right!" has about turned at the Columbia Thea- 
tre. This is the last week of the entertaining comedy which has 
put thousands of people into happier and better frames of mind 
than when they first met the unusual and engaging people who 
live that pleasant stage existence in the peach blossom setting. 

* * * 

Advance Announcements 



Pantages. — Headlining the new bill at the Pantages, opening 
with the matinee performance tomorrow (Sunday), will be Geo. 
Primrose, the famous minstrel, and his seven assistants, an all- 
star aggregation, dealing in dancing, comedy and song. The 
act is entirely new, and is said to be the best Primrose ever 
brought to the coast. Primrose has thousands of friends in San 
Francisco who will welcome his return. For the extra added 
feature of the week. Manager Pantages will bring on for his 
first appearance here Jan Rubini, the wonderful Swedish violin- 
ist. This is his first vaudeville tour. Other numbers will be 
Senator Francis Murphy, the speaker of the House, on topics of 
the day; Agnes Finlay and Charley Hill, the latter a pretty girl, 
will be seen in their latest success, "Vodvil a la Mode."' Tom 
Kyle and Irene H. Gurney offer a comedy sketch entitled "The 
Doctored Widow."' which has a double surprise finish. The 
bill will be opened by Marlettes' marvelous marionettes in 
"Stars from Toyland;" Harry Reichman. the popular comedian, 
in songs and chatter. The screen attraction will be "Ash Can 

Alley." a first run L. Ko comedy feature. 

• * * 

Exposition Auditorium. — Edwin H. Lemare will give his 
forty-ninth organ recital at the Exposition Auditorium this Sun- 
day afternoon at three o'clock and everything points to a larger 
attendance than usual. An energetic body of women workers 
is joining hands with the Auditorium Committee of the Board of 
Supervisors for the purpose of stimulating interest in the con- 
certs. Next Tuesday morning, at eleven o'clock, there will be 
a mass meeting at the Fairmont Hotel for the purpose of per- 
fecting plans for obtaining big audiences at the recitals. Mr. 
Lemare will address the meeting. Sunday's program will be 
made up as follows: Marche Heroique; Nocturne in B Minor; 
Bell Scherzo; Adagio, from the Second Symphony in D Minor; 
Intermezzo (Moonlight); Pastorale in E; Improvisation; Con- 
certstuck (written in the form of a tarantella.) 

Admission. 10 cents. Sunday. 3 p. m.. and Thursday evening 

at 8:15. 

* * * 

S. F. Symphony Orchestra. — Conductor Alfred Hertz will 
offer a wonderfully appealing program at the seventh "pop" 
concert of the Symphony Orchestra, to be given at the Cort 
Theatre. Sunday afternoon. January 27th. one that will tax the 
Cort capacity its limits by lovers of good light music, as was 
done at the last "pop."' Many fine old favorites interpreted by 
an orchestra of first class will be given under the guidance of a 
conductor of world celebrity. Particular interest will attach to 
the performance of Victor Herbert's "Irish Rhapsody." the first 
work of the popular composer yet programmed by Hertz. It is 
.t glowing tonal fantasia, rollicking and wistful by turns, filled to 
tverflowing with glorious Irish folk tunes, and orchestrally 
treated in the free, improvisational fashion characteristic of 
Victor Herbert. The always-liked overture to "The Merry 
Wives of Windsor,'" by Nicolai, is certain to be received with 
favor, as is the ballet music from Massenet's "Le Cid." The 
latter embraces seven Spanish dances, of a variety of rhythms, 
and wholly charming. "The Voices of the Forest."' from "Sieg- 
fried,"" one of the most popular excerpts from a Wagner opera, 
will be given for the first time here by Hertz. Dvorak will be 
represented by the largo from the "New World." the movement 
which made the most general appeal at the recent enthusiastic 
reception of this symphony. Three of Percy Grainger's exuber- 
ant British Folk Song Settings. "Irish Tune From County 
Derry." "Molly on the Shore." and "Shepherds' Hey" are fur- 
ther happy selections. The playing of the national anthem in 
stirring manner, will, of course, be a feature. San Francisco 
will hear Florent Schmitt's "Rhapsodie Viennoise," at the ninth 
pair of regular symphonies on Friday afternoon. February 1st. 
and Sunday afternoon. February 3d. In this work the brilliant 
French composer has elaborated a charming Viennese waltz in 



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extraordinary manner for the modern orchestra. Mozart's Sym- 
phony in E Flat Major, Debussy's "Afternoon of a Faun," and 
Abert's arrangement of Bach prelude and fugue, to which has 
been added a Choral by Abert, will be the remaining offerings. 
* * » 

Little Theatre.— The successful Little Theatre, 3209 Clay 
street, under direction of Reginald Travers, will introduce four 
new one-act plays for one week, commencing Monday evening, 
January 28th, including Saturday matinee at 2:30. All four 
plays are marked with considerable merit, and will be portrayed 
by the clever members of the company. "Christmas on the 
Border" is a military drama by Colonel R. C. Croxton, U. S. A. ; 
"Joint Owners in Spain," a comedy by Alice Brown; "The 
Merry Death," a harlequinade from the Russian of Nicholas 
Evreinor, in which William S. Rainey will appear as Pierrot. 
"Ruby Red" is an Oriental comedy by Clarence Stratton. In- 
cidental music will be furnished by the Players' Club Orchestra. 
The local "Little Theatre" is considered by visiting professional 
actors and amateurs one of the best in the country, and every 
effort is being made by its members to lead the country in this 
respect. A number of member players have already graduated 
to the professional stage. William Rainey is under contract to 
join a New York stock company this season. 

* * * 

Columbia — The revivals of Shakespeare's plays at the Co- 
lumbia Theatre by John E. Kellerd, will be an event of no small 
importance to all lovers of the classic drama. For years he has 
occupied a dominating position as a Shakespearean actor in the 
East. This is his first tour of the Pacific Coast. He had a re- 
markable run of 102 nights as "Hamlet" in New York City, a 
run that has never been equaled by any other actor, and it 
established him as the foremost exponent of this most difficult 
and complex role. Mr. Kellerd has surrounded himself with 
a company of unusual strength. The repertoire for the engage- 
ment includes five plays. For the first week "Hamlet." next 
Monday and Thursday nights and at the matinee on Wednesday. 
"The Merchant of Venice" is announced for Tuesday and Friday 
nights and Saturday matinee, and "Macbeth" for Wednesday 
and Saturday nights. Owing to the length of the "Hamlet" 
performance, the curtain will rise at 8:10 o'clock on Monday 
night. 

* * * 

Orpheum. — Next week's bill will be headed by the Four 
Marx Brothers, supported by a company of eleven people. They 
will appear in the musical comedy, "Home Again." an excellent 
vehicle for their versatile abilities. Each of the brothers is a 
distinct vaudeville hit. and the scenic effects lend enchantment 
to the view. Bessie Rempel, with the aid of her company, will 
present "You." a playlet which created a tremendous sensation 
in the East. It was written by Miss Rempel's sister. Harriet, 
and its purpose is to show that every one possesses a real and 
artificial self. Miss Rempel. who is an accomplished actress, 
gives a clever and fascinating performance of "Everygirl." 
George Austin Moore and Cordelia Haager. who have just re- 
turned from a successful tour of the Orient, entitle their act. 
which is a fascinating assortment of songs and stories. "From 
Texas to Kentucky." Comfort and King will present their col- 
ored classic, "Coontown Divorcons." As delineators of negro 
characters they are par excellence. Frank Crumit. who is a 
graduate of the University of Ohio, where he was a Phi Delta 
Theta and a prominent athlete, calls himself "The One Man 
Glee Club." He is an all-round comedian. "Five of Clubs" in 
"A Pierrot's Dream." with four men and one woman, are re- 
sponsible for a pretty juggling novelty. Doc. O'Neill will pre- 
sent the audience with his new laugh prescriptions and infalli- 
ble anti-gloom remedy, which he declares is guaranteed under 
the pure fun law. Toots Paka and her Hawaiian singers and 
dancers, and Alan Brooks in his great comedy hit, "Dollars and 
Sense." will complete an entertainment of extraordinary merit, 
novelty and variety. 



Marmaduke Miffkin. a Mincing Lane nutmeg merchant 

who arrived from London yesterday on his way to the East In- 
dies to purchase spices, said that the burning question of the 
hour when he left England was the profit made by the army 
canteens out of the froth on the beer sold to soldiers in the 
United Kingdom. — New York Times. 



-If you have a feeble-minded citizen in your community, 

put him in the proper institution and pay taxes cheerfully for 
his support Don't dodge the issue by sending him to Con- 
gress. — Louisville Courier-Journal. 



Doctor — Your throat is in a very bad state. Have you 

ever tried gargling with salt water? Skipper — Yes; I've been 
torpedoed six times. — Punch, 



THE LITTLE THEATRE 

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Presents four one act plays. One week commencing Jan. 28th 

Joint Owners in Spain By Alice Brown 
The Merry Death Ruby Red 

By Nicholas Evreinor By Clarence Stratton 

Christmas on the Boarder 

By Colonel R. C. Croxton 



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ENGAGEMENTS. 

FASSETT-NEVIN.— Mr. and Mrs. J. Sloat Fassett. of Elmira, N. Y.. an- 
nounce the engagement of their daughter. Miss Jennie Fassett. to En- 
sign Ethelbert Paul Nevin, CJ. S. X., R., son of Mrs. Ethelbert Nevin 
of New York and the late Mr.Nevin, the composer. 

MACONDEAY-KAIME. — Mrs. Maeondray Moore has announced the en- 
gagement of her daughter. Miss Alexandra Maeondray, and Alvah 
Kaime, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kalme of Santa Barbara and St 
Louis. 

TOBIN-BENJAMIN. — Miss Enid France Tobln's engagement to Chesley 
Langton Benjamin lias been announced. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS 

(VIEA RS - ART Elt.— Although the exact date has not been set. the wedding 
of Miss Georgianna Ord Mears and Lieutenant Theodore Arter. Jr., 
whose engagement recently was announced, will take place early in 
February. 

WEDDINGS. 

BARRY-BALL,.— The wedding of Miss Ruth Dewing Barry and Wayne 
Kraemer Ball was a quiet event of last Sunday afternoon at the home 
of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. George Barry, in Berkeley. 

BLOW-PRIDEAl'X.— Miss Nina Blow and Captain W. D. Prideaux. I*. S. 
N.. was married January 16th at the home of the bride's mother. Mrs. 
A. W. Blow in this city. 

Bl'RLIN'GAME-RA YMOXD.— A wedding of interest to army circles here 
took place in Honolulu when Captain Chris Burlingame was married to 
Miss {Catherine Raymond. 

GREENBERG-GREENFIELD.— Miss Edna Greenberg and Louis R. Green- 
field were married at the Fairmont Hotel. January 17th. 

LOMBARE'-AVHITAKER. — "Word has been received of the marriage of 
Miss Edith Lombard to Mr. George W. W hi taker, both of whom are 
well known residents of this city. The wedding took place at the 
home of the groom's parents at Lancaster. Pa., on Tuesday, January 
15th. 

JUDAH-WHITHAM.— Henry R. Judah, widely known in the West, was 
married Wednesday last to Miss Ruby Whitham. 

MORRILL-CHARLES.— The marriage of Miss Blanche Morrill and Milton 
C. Charles took place January 17th in Saratoga at the home of the 
bride's mother. 

TAXyFARY-KEAXE. — Miss Lucile Colnon Tanquary, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles Oliver Tanquary of Sacramento, and Charles J. 
Keane of this city were married recently at the Clift Hotel. 
LUNCHES. 

DAYEXPORT. — Mrs. Hewitt Davenport entertained a number of friends 
at luncheon in honor of Mrs. Gerard Clement, a charming visitor from 
Spokane, who was formerly Miss Gertrude Ballard of this city. The 
affair took place at the Town and Country Club. 

FKXXIMORE. — Mrs. Arthur Fennimore presided at luncheon on Thursday 
afternoon, when she assembled her guests at the Woman's Athletic 
Club. 

HE1MAXX. — Mrs. Richard Heimann will be a luncheon hostess on the 
afternoon of January 29th. The hrmorei.i ^uest of the occasion will he 
Miss Edith Rucker. the fiancee of Warren Spleker, and the luncheon 
will have for its setting the hostess" residence on Gough street. 

KALES. — A group* of the friends of Mrs. Franklin Kales assembled Wed- 
nesday at the home of her mother, Mrs. George Tyson, across the 
bay, when Mrs. Kales was a luncheon hostess. The honored guest of 
this occasion was Miss Edith Rucker. 

SIXSHEIMER. — Miss May Slnshelmer was hostess Tuesday at a luncheon 
at the Woman's Athletlq club, complimentary to Miss Ethel Jack of 
San Luis Obispo, who Is here for the balance of the winter with her 
mother and sister, Mrs. R. E. Jack, and Mrs. Charles P. Kaetzen. 

SULLIVAX. — Miss Marguerite Sullivan was hostess on Tuesday at a 
luncheon party In honor of Miss Alleen Boyd, who is to marry William 
Payne. 

SULLIVAN. — Mrs. Maurice Sullivan presided at a handsome luncheon a 
few days ago in honor of Miss Edith Rucker, the fiancee of Warren 
Spleker. 

TAYLOR. — Miss Frances Taylor was hostess Monday at a luncheon at the 
Fairmont Hotel. 

TEAS. 

EYRE.— Mrs. Perry Eyre will give a tea for Miss Esther Bull this Saturday 
afternoon. 

HALE. — Mrs. Prentiss Cobb Hale and her daughter. Mrs. Edward Burke 
Corbet, were hostesses Tuesday at a tea at their home in Vallejo 
street in honor of Miss Adelaide Oliver and Miss Edith Rucker. 

JACKSON. —Mrs. Charles Jackson extended her hospitality to a number of 
friends Thursday afternoon. 

KELLY. — Mrs. Alfred Kelly will entertain this afternoon at a tea at her 
home in Devisadero street in compliment to Miss Atleen Boyd, whose 
marriage to William Payne will be solemnized January 30th. 

KROLL. — Mrs. Frederick Walter Kroll entertained at tea on Thursday af- 
ternoon in honor of Miss Ethel Jack. 

OSBORNE. — Miss Elise Osborne entertained a few friends informally at 
tea yesterday afternoon at her home on Clay street. 

OTIS. — Mrs. James Otis presided at a tea Thursday afternoon in cOmpl4 
ment to Miss Alejandra Maeondray. 

SISSON. — In compliment to Miss Melba Melsing, who is here from Ldf 
* Angeles as the guest of Mrs. George TJM, Miss Medeline Sisson gave a 
pretty tea at the Palace Hotel on Honday. 



SUTTON.— Miss Martha Sutton assembled a group of friends informally 
tea at her residence on Sacramento street Thursday. 

YEXTLEY. — Mrs. Leroy B. Ventley gave a tea on Wednesday, January 
23d. one of a series of informal affairs that she is having this month. 
DINNERS. 

BRADLEY.— Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Bradley asked some of their 
friends to he guests at a dinner party at their home Wednesday even- 
ing. 

BRAVERMAN. — Miss Florence Braverman. who has entertained at more 
than one delightful affair since her return from the East, presld< d 
at an informal supper party Wednesday evening. 

CARDINEfLIi. — John Cardinell held a delightful housewarming on Satur- 
day night at the home which he has recently taken on Laguna street. 
The house is the one belonging to Dr. and Mrs, Washington Dodge, 
who are now in the East. 

DIBBLE.— A number of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver nibble act I 

their hospitality at an Informal dinner Friday evening at their resi- 
dence on Steiner street. 

DOE. — Planned especially for the pleasure of .Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Mc- 
Xab was the dinner at which Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Doe entertained 
Thursday evening. 

ESBERG.— Mr. and Mis. Milton Esberg gave a dinner party at their 
home last night. 

EYRE. Miss Elena Eyre will entertain informally this <-v.-nlng for the 
pleasure of a group of friends. 

KEMPER. — An enjoyable affair of the week was the dinner at which Miss 
Cornelia Kemper presided on Friday evening. 

RUCKER.— Miss Edith Rucker and v, Spleker, whose betrothal was 

announced a few da igo, wer< the Inspiration for the delightful 
dinner that was planned by Miss Winifred Braden, last Friday even- 
ing. 

UTKE-PHILIT. — Miss Bodile Utkc-Phllll was hostess Saturday evening 
at a dinner party at the Palace Hotel. 
DANCES. 

BLAIR.— Mrs. A. Blair and Mrs. M. Stewart are arranging a large dance 
to be given at the Hotel Oakland on Friday evening, February 1st. 

WELDON. — Mr. and Mis. Robert D. Weldon gave a dancing parts ;| t their 
new. home on Commonwealth avenue last Saturday evening. 

ARRIVALS. 

BULL.— Miss Esther Bull returned Monday from Portland, where she has 
been visiting as the guest of her uncle, after having i-ii <i al Camp 
Lewis, where her fiance, Lieut. Edward Bullard, is stationed. 

WURMAN. — Mr. and Mrs. s. W. Ehrman, who have been enjoying a so- 
journ of several weeks In the East, havi rel 



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FILER, Mr. and Mis. Waltei <:. Filer, who have been in New York must 
of the winter, have returned. Mrs. Hobart Chatfleld- Taylor of Chicago 
came wesl witli them, and is their guest at Stanford C t. 

HURWITZ. -Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Hurwitz, who were married several 
weeks ago, have returned from their wedding journey in Santa Bai 
bara, and are occupying a pretty apartment at 116 Frederick street. 

MONTE AGL.E.— -Mrs. Louis F. Monteagle returned Sunday evening after 
an extended Eastern trip. 

OYSTER. Mrs. Alfred Oyster is receiving a most cordial welcome from 
her many friends in this city. She has arrived from her San Diego 
home to enjoj a fortnight's stay in S'an Francisco, where she lived 
before her marriage. 

PARSONS.— Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Parsons, who have been in Bakersfield 
for a short visit, have returned to their apartments in town. 

POPE.— Mr, and Mrs. George A. Pope. Miss Emily Pope and Kenneth 
Pope arrived on Monday. 

UPHAM. — Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Upham and their children have tem- 
porarily closed their home in Mill Valley and are established for the 
remainder of the winter in the Bush Finnell home on Green street. 
DEPARTURES. 

HARRINGTON. — Miss Marie Louise Harrington left Tuesday for the East. 
accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Tennant Harrington. 

LONDON,— Mrs, .lark London recently left for New York, where she will 
pass the winter. She will be the guest of Mrs. Ethelbert Hales. 

PHELAN.— Miss Mary Phelan. accompanied by her niece. Miss Gladys 
Sullivan, left Monday for Washington. D. C. to pass the remainder 
of the winter as guests of Senator James D. Phelan. 

ZANJ3. — Miss Elizabeth Zane has left for Washington, D. C, where she 
will visit her brother, Major Edmund L. Zane, for several weeks. 

INTIMATIONS. 

ADAMS. — Miss Elizabeth Adams is having a delightful visit in Washing- 
tun with Mr. and Mrs. Mark Reuua and their daughters, who are mak- 
ing their home at the capital. 

BRACK.— Miss Francos Brack is exporting an interesting guest from 
Los Angeles, Miss Harriet Boothe, who will be here for a month or so 

RRICE.— Mrs. John J. Brice and her daughter, Miss Elizabeth Brice, who 
wen- expected home early this month, have deferred their return to 
San Francisco, and will probably not greet their friends here until 
the latter part of March. 

RRYCE. — Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cooper Bryce, who visited here laal year on 
their honeymoon, are in town again, slaying at the St. I' i 

DOUGLAS.— Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Douglas are passing the winter month* 
in town, and have taken apartments at the ciift Hotel. They will re- 
turn within a few weeks to Menlo Park, where they own b very fiand- 
s ■ home. 

HOOKER.— Mrs, Katherlne Hooker has closed her handson 

Pacific avenue, and is visiting in Southern California at the presenl 
time. 

LANDERS, -Mrs. w. .1. Landers, who left for the Baal earl] In I 
her. is expected to arrive home early next month, 

LYMAN. — Dr, and Mrs. George Lyman, who have been o i hand- 

some home on Washington street, will move In the neai Future to the 
Green street residence of Mrs. John D. TaJlant, which they have 
leased. 

MAGEE. — Since the departure of Mr. and Mrs, Charles Bent ley for Wash- 
ington last month. Mrs. Bentley'S brother-in-law and sister. Mi. and 
Mrs. William A. Magee, are occupying the Bentley home on Pacific 
avenue. 
I'ALLANT. Miss Elsie Tallniil arrived B few da: >m New York. 

where she has been enjoying the greatei pari of the winter. She will 
leave in the near future for Palo Alto, where Bhe will live for some 

weeks, her brother, Lieutenant Ja.k Tallant. having !»»•< n ordered to 

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REGISTRATIONS AT HOTEL CLARK. LOS ANGELES 
Among the many prominent arrivals at the Hotel Clark. Los 
Angeles. Cal., the following were included from this city. C. E. 
Grunsky. B. S. Harris. A. C. Sprout. R. O. Wilson. O. J. Hoff- 
man. Constant Meese. H. G. Weeks. W. H. Mixen. H. Horn, A. 
A. Anderson, H. L. Duncan, Miss Caroline Mann. Sid Gordan, 
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Coe. Mrs. I. Cohn. P. M. Carol, John Moore. 
Jr.. Leslie Brown. A. W. Leonard. Mark C. Cohn. G. W. Pratt, 
G. A. Benedick. J. B. Monahan. J. W. Schreiber. C. Alamb, John 
F. Toad. H. Goodman. H. J. Allen. William A. Hansen. S. E. 
Tracy, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Leavitt. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brett. 
Ernest F. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Ernst. R. W. Keene. Richard 
Sachse, W. B. Penberthy. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Fitzgibbons. Ed- 
ward M. Chadborn. A. Setrakian. J. R. Beylin, F. H. Meyer. H. 
N. Belmont. Geo. W. Rice. J. W. Spaulding. C. R. Statler. Mr. 
and Mrs. George A. Gladwin, and C. M. Symonds. The follow- 
ing were also included from Berkeley: Mr. and Mrs. J. Eliot 
Coit. Mr. MacDonald, Miss Eleanor Coit. Francis Coit, Mrs. 
Gladstom. J. N. Earnest, Walter Mullford. I. J. Kern. G. L. Pear- 
son, H. G. Butler and J. W. Gregg. The following Oakland peo- 
ple include J. Goldman. W. R. Fontaine. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Mc- 
Mahon, R. S. Mudge and J. H. Morgan. 



FREE SERVICE TO HELP THE BLIND TO READ. 

Miss Kate M. Foley, State Library Home Teacher for the 
Blind, is now teaching the adult blind in San Francisco and the 
Bay Region. 

In the three years that Miss Foley has been connected with 
the State Library as home teacher, she has worked in Los An- 
geles city and county and has taught over two hundred adult 
blind to read embossed types. Some have learned to read more 
than one of the types. Miss Foley also advises parents in ref- 
erence to children with weak eyes, teaches the blind by corre- 
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or other organizations to speak about her work or on any other 
subject of interest to the blind. 

Miss Foley goes to the homes of those who cannot come to 
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Sacramento and Webster streets, San Francisco (Tel. West 
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Committee Commits with Speed. 

Plans for the Mardi Gras ball are being perfected with un- 
usual speed this year. The chairman of the various committees 
are vieing with each other to get their work done with precision, 
to make this the banner year in efficiency, and that in spite of 
the fact that there are a number of innovations in the way of 
arrangements which tax the ingenuity and cleverness of those 
responsible for the annual pageant. 

But so far the plans are running on better schedule time than 
ever before in the history of the Mardi Gras balls. In the 
first place, Mrs. Gus Taylor cinched the St. Francis Hotel, 
speeded up the work on the new ballrooms, and signed them up 
for the night before any other member of the committee had 
really realized that the time for the annual fuss about the 
proper place to hold the bail had arrived! 

Instead of boxes, there are to be tables for supper parties, 
and these are going like the proverbial batter cakes. The 
parts in the pageant of Allies have been assigned to the beau- 
ties, who will find it easiest to carry off the honors for those 
countries, the judges having selected those who are endowed 
by nature to represent the various countries, and there will be 
no premium on make-up boxes. 

With several weeks elapsing before the event, and so much 
of the work already accomplished, for the first time in its career 
the committee finds itself with a beautiful vista of leisure ahead, 
a thing almost unheard of in a world made up of endless com- 
mittees — some of them committing nothing, to be sure, but all 
running around like squirrels in a cage! 

© © © 
Payne Loses the O'Brien Luck. 

The news that Clarence Payne was being pursued by creditors 
came as a shock to those who had heard the tales of the for- 
tune this young highflyer had taken out of Wall street and the 
real estate game in New York. To visiting Californians who 
saw Payne in New York he looked and acted like wads of ready 
money, and he modestly confessed that he was one of the 
"lucky" ones. 

Now luck runs in the family, for Payne is a descendant of the 
house of O'Brien, of the firm of Flood. Fair, Mackey and 
O'Brien, and shure. if any young man was looking for a lucky 
piece he could not ask for a better one than the rabbit's foot 
his grand ould uncle O'Brien carried in the days when the 
water came up to Montgomery street, and the metal ran moun- 
tain high in the Comstock. 

Therefore, when young Payne arrived here the week before 
Christmas, he was the envied of the gilded youths whose gild- 
ing was beginning to wear, and was treated as an equal by those 
who still draw inflated dividends. What is more important, 
he was given carte blanche by firms never ignored by those who 
are hitting the high spots. 

The news that his check was worthless was a real sensation, 
and is still good for much rapid-fire conversation wherever 
more than one member of the smart set foregathers. 

© © © 
French Lieutenant Refuses to Dance. 

San Francisco society has been entertaining Lieutenant De 
La Sayre, a young Frenchman, who is here on furlough, and 
will soon return to the trenches. He came with letters of intro- 
duction to many prominent people, and at once all sorts of af- 
fairs were arranged in his honor. To the surprise of every one 
he refused all dancing invitations, declaring that while his 
country is in the iife-or-death struggle he cannot dance. 

We had the idea that none of the diversions of peace times 
had been abandoned by the young men over there when they 
had a chance to indulge in them, but De La Sayre says that 
most of his comrades, like himself, have foresworn the dance. 
Music is eagerly sought by the men on furlough, and therefore 
the opera in Paris, but evidently they regard dancing as a frivol- 
ous manifestation of the spirit. 

Out here, where we have not yet felt the real bite of the war. 



it comes with a shock to realize that so changed is the spirit 
of youth that it responds only to martial music, not to the 
cadences of the dance. 

© © © 

Another Engagement Announcement. 

The engagement announcement of Miss Alejandra Macondray 
to Alvah Kaime, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kaime of Santa 
Barbara, is the latest romance of the younger set. 

Miss Macondray is just out of finishing school, and has not 
yet been formally presented to society. Her fiance has been a 
student at Yale, but has made application to enter the aviation 
corps. The wedding plans are indefinite and depend upon the 
exigencies of whichever branch of the service he enters. 

The young bride-elect is the niece, as well as the adopted 
daughter of Mrs. Inez Macondray Moore. She has been visit- 
ing in Santa Barbara with her mother, and the engagement an- 
nouncement is the culmination of that brief courtship. Mrs. 
Moore and Mrs. Fred Tallant recently took a town house to- 
gether, and their young daughters were to be formally presented 
to their friends. But the war deferred all such formalities, and 
the household settled down to the routine of the usual home. 
But along came a young officer, one Winthrop Austin, and car- 
ried off pretty young Helen Tallant, leaving only one debu- 
tante to blossom where two had been. And now comes Alvah 
Kaime and wins the heart of the other young bud. 

Miss Macondray spends much of her time down the peninsula 
with her aunts, Mrs. Robin Hayne. Mrs. Perry Eyre and Mrs. 
Edward Eyre. The Macondray-Eyre connections are so numer- 
ous and so important socially that to name them is to give al- 
most a complete list of the exclusive social set. All of the aunts 
are claiming the privilege of the wedding, and as the list of rela- 
tives is so numerous, it will doubtless take place in Mrs. Eyre's 
home rather than in Mrs. Macondray Moore's house, which is 
not so large as either of the Eyre places. 
© © © 

Mrs. Lund a Soldier. 

Mrs. Henry Lund is evidently made of the stuff of which the 
soldiers of honor of the legions of the Allies are fashioned. 

Several weeks ago she came home from New York, where 
she had gone the usual rounds of visiting Californians in the 
"big town." Like every one else. Mrs. Lund saw Laurette 
Taylor in "over there." 

But unlike the others she came home and gave an imitation 
of the cockney appeal to the slackers which would out-Laurette 
Taylor herself. Mrs. Lund has a remarkable gift of mimicry. 
She belongs to the well known Lalley family, and in her school 
days her histrionic gifts made her schoolmates prepare to write 
her name in letters large and bold in the hall of fame, but in- 
stead she chose matrimony as a career. However, her gift was 
too dominant to be submerged in matrimony, and she has. al- 
ways amused a wide circle of friends with her talent. When she 
came back from New York the other month, Mrs. Harry Sher- 
man and a number of other women interested in Belgian relief 
heard her imitation of Laurette Taylor, and induced her to get 
up a recital for the benefit of the suffering Belgians. 

Mrs. Lund agreed, and the arrangements went merrily on. and 
apparently there was no hitch in the affair, for every one was 
anxious for an opportunity to hear her and to help the Belgians. 
Hostesses arranged dinner parties preceding the event, and no 
one ever dreamed that Mrs. Lund was suffering tortures, for she 
threw herself with such enthusiasm into the project and never 
mentioned to any one that she was indisposed. 

However, the day came when physicians had to be called in. 
and she was immediately carried to a hospital, where a capital 
operation was performed. And her one worry was that she had 
upset all the plans of the hard-working committee! At first 
she insisted that she could go on with the recital, and have the 
operation afterward, but of course the family would not hear 
of it when the physicians insisted that every hour counted. 

The Belgian Relief Committee has decided to have the affair 
just as soon as Mrs. Lund is able to give it. as there were sev- 
eral hundred people who had expressed their desire to attend. 



Arrivals at Hotel Plaza. 

Among the recent scores of arrivals at the Hotel Plaza, lo- 
cated in the heart of the shopping and theatre district of San 
Francisco, are: Ella Hosteller. Berkeley; Walter F. Meister. 
Caroline A. Meister, St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thislin, 



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Campbell River, B. C. ; Mrs. H. O. McCord. Livingston; L. B. 
Gillispie. Palo Alto; Mrs. Belle Danby, Oakland; F. J. Baker 
and wife. San Mateo; L. A. Lane and wife, Stockton; Miss Mil- 
dred Leitch, Oakland; Miss Madge Michael, San Leandro; Dr. 
and Mrs. P. A. Jordan, San Jose; Lt. B. C. Corlett, Lt. G. E. 
Murray, Camp Fremont; Mrs. H. Wakefield, San Jose; Captain 
and Mrs. A. J. Bush, Camp Fremont; Second Lieutenant W. H. 
Combs. Camp Fremont; Mrs. Fanny Hughes, Miss Florence 
Hughes. Bakersfield; Miss Lillian Clive, Salt Lake City; Geo. 
Mone and wife, Lodi; Inez Mclnnes, Stockton; A. E. Selig and 
wife, San Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Gates, Cheyenne; Mr. 
and Mrs. C. L. Beatty, Cheyenne; Lt. J. S. Dagger, Vancouver, 
B. C; Mrs. W. Howard. Saratoga; Bayles C. Clark, Sutter 
Creek; John R. Voris, Camp Kearny; Dr. G. P. Brennan, U. S. 
N.; G. S. Montgomery and wife. Cement; Malcolm McNeil, Los 
Angeles; George E. Paxton, Evanston, 111.; E. C. Smith and 
wife. Pacific Grove; Dr. Wm. A. Beattie, Sacramento; Mrs. F. 
H. Wilson. Dinuba; David G. Latham, New York; Mrs. H. H. 
Porterfield, Foxbury, Pa.; Frank W. Merrick, Boston, Mass; 
Mrs. J. B. Scott, Berkeley; 0. H. Jones, wife and daughter, Au- 
gusta, Ga. ; Anna L. Leggett, San Luis Obispo ; Mrs. L. Wein, 
Vancouver, B. C. ; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Campbell, Lick Obser- 
vatory; Mrs. R. Gell, Miss E. A. Filmor, Newman; Miss Grace 
Hubley Jones, Sacramento; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hiller, Denver; 
Herbert F. Taylor, Camp Fremont; Mrs. A. J. Fairbanks. Wil- 
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WHAT NEW YORK SOCIETY THINKS OF CHARITY 
SCANDALS. 

Charity begins at home and ends in jail is the current dis- 
tortion of an old adage, and behind this play on words there is 
a grievous and distressing significance. In fact, the recent dis- 
closures of muddling and misappropriation of war relief funds 
in New York constitute a disgrace, mitigated only by the efforts 
of Edwin P. Kilroe, the Assistant District Attorney, who is 
tenaciously proceeding to affix the blame for the grave mal- 
practice. 

That persons of unimpeachable repute now as heretofore, 
like Mrs. Oliver Harriman, Major Philip M. Lydig, Mrs. Ather- 
ton and Captain Hamilton Fish, Jr.. should have seen their hon- 
ored names blazoned forth in the public investigations, is most 
unfortunate. Misled by the desire to do good and heedless of 
the perils of association with adventurers, this group of philan- 
thropists is facing an intolerable ordeal. Major Lydig and 
Captain Fish are on active service, but Mrs. Atherton and Mrs. 
Harriman have given the authorities every possible assistance 
in establishing the connecting link between their organizations 
and the detestable creatures who have been preying on the 
agony of the war sufferers and the generosity of the American 
people. There is no doubt that there has been subtle, criminal 
pilfering of these war chests. How much has been extracted 
lor private profit will inevitably be revealed. One hears now 
the whimpering excuses of those directly under suspicion — ex- 
cuses which may be summed up in the vernacular as "passing 
the buck." But it is human nature to forgive more readily a 
knave than a fool, and the guilt of shaking public confidence in 
relief funds, when sponsored by distinguished men and women, 
must be borne by whoever it was who introduced the tricksters 
into these charities. 

As the rest of America as well as our Allies are regarding the 
scandals of New York's War Relief funds, one can only hope 
that there will be no miscarriage of justice, and that a tolerant 
public will not soften before offers of restitution and the croco- 
dile tears of penitence. And in sympathizing with the innocent 
dupes of these bunglers or swindlers, one feels, no doubt, that 
in the future persons of authority and dignity will protect the 
uses of their names, and will investigate the records of social 
castaways, intent on winning their confidence by flattery and 
promises, — The Chronicle. New York. 



OBITUARY. 

William Babcock, president of the Security Savings Bank, 
and a well known local shipping man, died at Coronado this 
week from pneumonia, aged 66. The attack was sudden, as Mr. 
Babcock, accompanied by his wife, was on a pleasure trip. For 
many years Mr. Babcock was associated with the shipping firm 
of Parrott & Co. He was also a director of the Bank of Cali- 
fornia, the California Pacific Title Insurance Company, the Mis- 
sion Bank, and the Shipowners and Merchants' Tug Boat Com- 
pany. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Julia May of 
Baltimore; a brother, Harry Babcock, and two sisters, Mrs. 
Charles B. Brigham of this dty, and Mrs. George Stoney of 
Boston. Mr. Babcock was a member of the leading clubs of this 
city and of the University Club of New York. 



John Parrott, an only son of the late John Parrott, Sr., 

capitalist, and of the late Abby M. Parrott, passed away this 
week at his San Mateo home, after an illness of several months 
following a general break-down. He was educated in England, 
and later married Miss Minnie Donohoe, her brother, Joseph at 
the same ceremony marrying Christine Parrott. Mr. Parrott was 
the father of Mrs. Edward J. Tobin, Misses Emilie, Barbara and 
Josephine Parrott, Lt. John Parrott, Lt. Edmund Parrott. Joseph, 
Stephen and William Parrott. Edmund Parrott is with the avia- 
tion corps in France. Lt. John Parrott is at present at American 
Lake, and was at the bedside of his father. Wm. Parrott is at 
an aviation camp in Texas. 

Mr. John Parrott was fifty-eight years of age and was sur- 
vived by a large number of relatives. He was a brother of Mrs. 
Alfred H. Payson, Mrs. Robert Y. Hayne. Mrs. Archibald Doug- 
las-Dick, Mrs. Joseph Donohoe. the Comtesse de la Lande of 
Paris, and the late Mme. Christian de Guigne. Sr.. of Paris. 
Christian de Guigne. son of Mme. de Guigne, is at present in the 
French army. Other children of Mme. de Guigne are the Com- 
tesse of Tristan of New York and the Comtesse de Dampierre 
of Paris. 



THE HOME GUARDS ARE RECOGNIZED. 

It is fairly well understood in local military quarters that 
State recognition of the California Guard is assured. A tele- 
gram from Governor Stephens of Sacramento was read at a re- 
view of the Guard this week at the Civic Auditorium. The oc- 
casion happily offered the opportunity to present a stand of 
colors to the regiment by the well known local firm of O'Con- 
nor. Moffatt & Company. 

There was a brave showing of the regiment, composed of 
twelve companies of sixty-five men each, a machine gun com- 
pany, and a hospital unit commanded by Colonel F. F. Cannon. 
The presentation was made by R. W. Costello, representing the 
mercantile firm. The company then passed in review before 
Marshall De Motte. chairman of the State Board of Control, 
and personal representative of Governor Stephens for the occa- 
sion. Other prominent State, county and city representatives 
were present, notably Acting Mayor Ralph McLeran, and repre- 
sentatives of the army and navy. Acting Mayor McLeran 
guaranteed the Guard in their efforts to gain the same recogni- 
tion as the National Guard. Had the State earlier made this 
recognition, the request of the Union Iron Works for 500 guards 
to protect that property would have readily been fulfilled by the 
Home Guards, had their weapons been forthcoming. As it was, 
the regulars were called in for that purpose. 

Colonel F. F. Cannon deserves much praise and credit for his 
efficient work in organizing and in bringing this Home Guard 
regiment up to its high standard from a strict military stand- 
point. 



It looks to the Clay Center Dispatch as though our new- 
Allies are not treating us quite fairly. When we sent Mr. Root 
to Russia we sent a man whose name even the most unlettered 
editor can spell without looking it up. while both Russia and 
Belgium have sent us men with names equal to breakfast foods. 
— Kansas City Star. 



The sergeant-major had trouble in finding an accountant 

for his captain, but at last brought in a private for trial. "Are 
you a clerk?" demanded the captain. "No. sir." replied the 
man. "Do you know anything about figures?" asked the cap- 
tain. "I can do a bit" replied the man. modestly. "Is this the 
best man you can find?" asked the officer. "Yes. sir." "Well." 
growled the captain. "I suppose 111 have to put up with him!" 
Turning to the private he snapped: "What were you in civilian 
life?" "Professor of mathematics at the State College, sir." 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 26, 1918 



In the War Zone 



Whole battalions of Thomas Atkinses, now that the long ex- 
pected snowfall has buried the Austro-Germans in deep Alpine 
drifts, have been paying visits to the Milan Opera House and 
receiving immense ovations. By way of acknowledgment. 
Tommy gave the laurel-crowned "Tipperary," and created a 
sensation, as well he might, in that sacred mecca of Italian 
opera. Flowers were showered upon him in most embarrassing 
fashion. The reason of this delicate attention may be the kilts, 
at which the people gaze in undisguised amazement. One vet- 
eran peasant exclaimed: "Fancy, women as well as men go to 
war in that country, and yet they look as though they would 
make mincemeat of the Germans." Little wonder that some of 
these kilted "ladies'" received not only flowers, but equally em- 
barrassing kisse ;. 

* * * 

Hardly anything could speak more eloquently of the return of 
better times in Mexico than the notice recently served by the 
Constitutionalist Railways (Ferrocarriles Constitutionalistes de 
Mexico) that passengers and business from the United States 
are earnestly invited and desired. The system named operates 
8.000 thousand miles of railroad, and it is claimed that, save 
in very remote districts, traveling in the Republic is now safe. 
Pullman service has been restored between Laredo and Mexico 
City, and between Torreon and Mexico City, and trains are 
reported to be running daily from the border towns of Mata- 
moras and Eagle Pass to El Paso. The call that is extended 
to American business men to resume relations with Mexico is 
almost in the tone of an appeal, and the response should be 
prompt and sympathetic. 

There is good sense as well as gallantry in the suggestion 
made by a Vancouver newspaper that Mrs. Ralph Smith, the 
first woman candidate for the Legislature of British Columbia, 
should be accorded election by acclamation. Time and money 
will be saved by the adoption of such a course, for her election, 
by an overwhelming majority, even if it shall be contested, is 
generally conceded. Mrs. Smith, by the way, is appealing to a 
constituency that was formerly her husband"s. It is hardly 
necessary to say that she is sound on every national issue. 

* * • 

"Loan sharks," it is said, have invaded Camp Devens. at 
Ayer. Mass., and lent sums of $50 and $75 to enlisted men on 
$100 Liberty bonds, charging interest at the rate of 10 per cent. 
It is generally agreed that "loan sharks" are a pretty bad lot, 
but in this instance they are, perhaps, less blamable than those 
intrusted and charged with the management of the cantonment, 
and with responsibility for the protection of the enlisted men. 
Usurers could not ply their trade at Ayer unless they were af- 
forded an opportunity to ply it. 

* * * 

There is a great deal of promise in the announcement that the 
big Paris establishment, the Galeries Lafayette, is taking radi- 
cal steps to prevent German influence on French taste and fash- 
ions. It has engaged an "artiste decorateur" of high reputation. 
M. Felix Aubert, whose particular business it will be to find de- 
signers who can produce original untainted work. Added to this, 
a museum of modern art. formed by the yearly purchase of 
artists' work, is to be started at the Galeries. A great deal has 
been said about foreign invasion of French decorative art. and 
it is good to see a great commercial house taking so energetic a 
lead in the right direction. 

* * * 

The attempts to dub the American soldier with such distinc- 
tive nicknames as "Sammy" and "Teddy" are persistent. But 
the regular army man, at least, objects to any cognomen other 
than "Doughboy." in spite of its close resemblance to "Dough- 
face."' a word of derision which the South applied to the North- 
ern supporters of Negro slavery. Etymologically, "Doughboy" 
owes its derivation to the doughcake formerly baked for Ameri- 
can sailors; then it was applied to the big brass button of simi- 
lar shape worn by the infantry, according to Mrs. Custer in her 
"Tenting on the Plains." and. by natural sequence, to the infan- 
try soldier himself. When General Custer wrote that he was 
glad not to be a "doughboy." he was presumably congratulating 
himself upon being that superior being, a cavalryman. 



Cabinet officers are simply secretaries to the President, acting 
as heads, respectively, of the several executive and administra- 
tive departments. As advisers of the President, they are un- 
known to law or constitution. They do not go out of office with 
a retiring president or come in with a new chief magistrate. They 
come in by appointment, and retire by resignation, and may 
continue indefinitely. The appointment of every member of the 
present Cabinet was once confirmed. Whether the beginning of 
a new term for the president makes it necessary that all shall be 
reconfirmed is a question. President Wilson apparently thinks 
once is enough, and he can reasonably think so, as do thousands 
of others, without intending or committing a breach of sena- 
torial courtesy. 



IN THE LIMELIGHT OF WAR. 

General Foch, who has been one of the most brilliant French 
commanders during this war. has recently been appointed to 
represent France on the Supreme War Council of the Allies. 
The great victory of the Battle of the Marne was largely due to 
his strategical genius. As a boy of 19. he fought in the Franco- 
Prussian war. and afterward returned to take up his studies at 
the Ecole Polytechnique. Although he gained rapid promotion 
as an officer, his remarkable ability as an instructor led to his 
devoting much time to that work, and he eventually became 
director of the Ecole de Guerre. One of his favorite quotations 
in his lectures and classes was. "A battle lost is a battle which 
you think you cannot win." Together with a deep knowledge of 
strategy and of military theory he combines great practical 
ability in the field. The safety of Calais was largely due to him 
and he was the chief director of the battles of Ypres and of the 
Iser. In 1915 he was in command of the offensive in Artois, and 
of the Somme fighting in 1916. 



There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 




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January 26. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



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I^INANOA!^ 



In the present circumstances of de- 
Regarding Pacific Gas creased net earnings and the neces- 
and Electric Dividends, sity of conserving the company's 
cash resources, your Board of Direc- 
tors, at a meeting held December 31, 1917, decided to omit the 
payment of any dividend on the common stock for the last quar- 
ter of the year 1917. 

During the past year our business has grown rapidly. Per- 
haps the best measure of this is the net addition of 26.699 cus- 
tomers to our lines in the eleven months to November 30. 1917, 
as compared with a net addition of 16,147 in the first eleven 
months of the preceding year. Every new customer represents 
the investment of a certain amount of new capital. The aver- 
age new investment per customer has been steadily increasing 
since 1914, and is now greater than it ever has been, owing to 
higher labor costs and the practical doubling of the cost of ma- 
terials. Public utilities are under certain obligations to serve the 
public, and this fact partially limits the discretion which they 
might otherwise exercise in the expenditure of new capital. War 
conditions which, on the one hand, have stimulated our growth 
and increased the necessity for new capital expenditures have, 
on the other hand, made it practically impossible for corpora- 
tions generally, to secure new money except at prohibitive rates, 
and under these circumstances it seemed wise to your Board to 
conserve the cash resources of the company, and to do every- 
thing possible to avoid entering the money market for new 
funds at this time. 

In the eleven months to November 30, 1917, compared with 
the same period of the preceding year, gross operating revenues 
increased $1,096,617.52; expenses increased $1,661,813.17; and 
net operating revenues decreased $565,195.65. The cost of sub- 
stantially everything entering into the manufacture and distri- 
bution of the company's products has advanced tremendously. 
In the single item of oil alone advancing prices added $1,171.- 
252 to our operating expenses. Taxes increased $262,687. The 
remainder of the increased expenses, amounting to $227,874, 
represents added costs in many other directions, including the 
expense of doing more than one million dollars worth of addi- 
tional business. 

In the twenty-three months covered by the foregoing com- 
parison, 43,949 additional customers have been connected to 
the company's lines. During that period $8,267,892.86 of addi- 
tional cash has been invested, substantially all in productive 
properties. That this large additional investment, the increased 
number of customers, the larger gross earnings, and the econo- 
mies effected in the conduct of the business, have not added to 
our net income, but have served merely to diminish the loss, is 
due to the fact that notwithstanding the extraordinary increases 
in the cost of our products the selling prices of these products 
have, at best, remained stationary, and are still established on 
conditions that existed prior to the war. It is our confident ex- 
pectation that such relief from this condition as circumstances 
may warrant will be obtained in the near future. 

We trust that, with the foregoing explanation, the stockhold- 
ers will be in accord with the views of their Board that the sus- 
pension of dividends will eventually be to the company's and to 
their own best interests as stockholders. 

For the Board of Directors, 

F. G. Dri'.m. President. 



A good volume of business is being 
BUSINESS in the U. S. done in the United States. At some 

centers, conditions are exceptional 
and records of a year ago have been broken. These increases 
are shown generally in cities whose industries are largely de- 
voted to the carrying out of rush contracts for the Government. 
Recent developments in the war area, however, have caused 
industrial leaders to plan with extreme caution about the future 
and avoid so far as possible the hazards of overstocking at pres- 
ent prices. Reports from various centers indicate that the thrift 



spirit is growing. This has been reflected by the large absorp- 
tion of War Savings Stamps and Thrift Stamps during the 
course of the splendidly planned campaign by the National War 
Savings Committee. The probability is that the industrial out- 
put this year will be the greatest on record, although war sup- 
plies will figure largely in the outcome. A movement has been 
started to get all classes of citizens to introduce such private 
economies as shall increase productive capacity available for 
Government uses. The country's industrial mechanism is being 
pushed in all quarters. Many plants are working day and night 
and others would be glad to do so could they command the 
requisite labor supply. The people have responded well to the 
appeal for reduced consumption of those foodstuffs which are 
imperatively needed abroad. This campaign has been waged 
with great intelligence, and our methods of living are being 
modified accordingly. Judges of business; conditions have 
pointed out the prominence of the "inflation hazard'' at this time 
of rush orders, high prices and huge Government contracts. It 
is probable that this hazard will loom larger as the year ad- 
vances, although the most intelligent business men everywhere 
see the need for caution and are planning accordingly. 



In placing on the market Treasury certificates totaling 

$400,000,000, Secretary McAdoo practically gives notice that 
the next Liberty Loan is in sight. The certificates will be re- 
deemed April 22d. and bear 4 per cent interest from January 
22d. The last date of payment on subscriptions to the issue is 
set for January 29th. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 26. 1918 




"American Adventures." 

"American Adventures." by Julian Street, with illustrations 
by Wallace Morgan, is a piquant and picturesque account of 
leisurely rambles through the most characteristic portions of the 
South from Baltimore to New Orleans. This volume comes as 
the second in the series, "Abroad at Home." and in it Mr. Street 
largely follows his earlier method of treatment of the middle 
and far West. Hib is a love of the distinct in flavor, not only in 
the larger aspects of scenery, but in city streets, in architecture, 
in people and the kind of lives that people live. 

"An observer approaching a strange city," says Mr. Street, 
summing up his own attitude as an explorer, "should be 'neutral 
even in thought." He may listen to what is said of the city, but 
he must not permit his opinions to take form in advance; for. 
like other gossip, gossip about cities is unreliable, and the 
casual stranger's estimate of cities is not always founded upon 
broad appreciations. Though it is unwise to judge of cities by 
what is said of them, it is perhaps worth remarking that one may 
often judge of men by what they say of cities." 

$3.00 net. The Century Co.. New York. 

# * * 

"The Winds of the World." 

Talbot Mundy's new story, "The Winds of the World." re- 
veals once more the author's intimate knowledge of India and 
the ways of people in that unit of the British empire. The 
story's theme is Germany's espionage system, and the efforts of 
Teuton agents to stir up discord and mutiny in the native regi- 
ments at the outbreak of the European war. There is abundant 
mystery and adventure in this lively tale, and the reader's plea- 
sure and entertainment is enhanced by the author's humor. This 
is extracted from both British and natives. 

The central figures are a mysterious Delhi dancer, whose 
home seems to be the clearing house of underground political 
information from every corner of Hindustan, and a native of- 
ficer in a Sikh regiment. The woman is an agent of the military 
intelligence department. The officer, a dignified, straightfor- 
ward, Sikh, gains an inkling of German attempts to tamper with 
the men of his regiment, and sets about in his own way to get 
at the bottom of the affair. He frequents the dancer's house and 
becomes acquainted with the principal German agent. But his 
lone efforts at sleuthing run afoul of those of the intelligence de- 
partment, and. unwillingly, he is assigned to temporary duties 
therein. 

$1.40 net. Bobbs-Merrill Company. 

# * * 

Jerusalem. Sacred to Three Religions. 

As a religious center. Jerusalem has been in the hands of the 
Jews about 1.070 years of its total known existence of almost 
4,000 years; in the hands of the Christians about 417 years 
(this is the period which has especially left its impress on the 
land in architectural and cultural remains) ; in the hands of the 
Romans 225 years, and of the Moslems 1.147 years; not count- 
ing the 1,000 years of its earlier history before its conquest by 
David. During a relatively small portion of this long period 
has Jerusalem been independent, and always, on account of its 
strategic position, it has tended to be a bone of contention be- 
tween the Asiatic great powers and Egypt, being, however, 
oftener in the possession of the former than of the latter. — 
From "Jerusalem Redeemed."' by John P. Peters, in the Ameri- 
can Review of Reviews for January. 1918. 

# * * 

Ida Tarbell has written a fine article called "Patriotic Buy- 
ing" for the February Woman's Home Companion. It points 
out how much could be saved by sensible ordering and elimina- 
tion of deliveries by the stores. "The High Cost of Beauty" is 
the story of a beauty parlor of Fifth avenue. New York, as told 
to Corrine Lowe; Mary Heaton Vorse writes about "The Per- 
fect Young Person,"' and there is an interesting article about 
Better Films in your town. The fiction is fine this month, start- 



ing off with the first part of a new novel by Mark Lee Luther 
called "The Hope Chest." It will be concluded next month. 
Other stories are by Elizabeth Jordan, Nancy Gunter Boykin 
and Mary Cutting. 

* * * 

Harold Bell Wright, who has sold over seven million copies 
of his books, has written his first magazine article for the Feb- 
ruary American Magazine. It is called "The Sword of Jesus," 
and asks what Jesus would do in this great world war. Every 
man. woman and child in America should read it. 



"I'm quite a near neighbor or yours now." said Mr. Bore. 

"I'm living just across the river." "Indeed." replied Miss 
Smart. "I hope you'll drop in some day." — -Christian Register. 



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ANNUAL MEETING. 
Joshua Hendy Iron Works. 

The regular Annua) Meeting of the Stockholders of th< Josl ends 

[run Works will be held at the office of the Corporation, No. 7. r > Fremont 

street, San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, the 12th day of February. 

1918, at the hour of to o'clock a. m., for the purpos.- <<i > i- ■ ti n^ a Hoard 
of Directors to serve for the ensuing year, and for the transaction of such 

other business as may .■nnu- hefntv the meeting. 

i'iias. C. GARDNER, Secretary. 



January 26, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



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INSURANCE 

In one of the smaller towns of the State a lecture on fire pre- 
vention was given in which the speaker said that, without hav- 
ing visited a single residence in the town, he could nevertheless 
describe the majority of wood houses in the rear of the average 
dwelling. He then pictured chips of wood and pieces of waste 
paper, burlap, empty bags and other litter lying on the floor, 
together with empty boxes, barrels and other rubbish piled pro- 
miscuously in various places, all constituting serious fire breed- 
ers into which a spark or lighted match might fall and work 
serious damage. One of the gentlemen present walked to the 
hotel with the speaker at the conclusion of the address, and in 
the course of the conversation expressed himself as follows : "I 
had always thought my woodhouse looked half way decent, but 
now that I see it through your eyes I realize that there is some 
work for me to look after before I earn my breakfast tomorrow 

morning." 

* * * 

J. L. Maritzen, formerly connected with the Golden State 
Indemnity as managing underwriter, and well known among in- 
surance men through his former connection with the California 
insurance department, has received a permit from Insurance 
Commissioner McCabe to organize the Union Indemnity Ex- 
change, to be operated on the reciprocal plan for the insurance 
of automobiles, including the bonding of jitneys. Under his 
administration the business written by the Golden State Indem- 
nity proved highly profitable, but owing to the inability of the 
projectors of the company to dispose of the necessary amount 
of capital stock under the provisions of the California, the busi- 
ness was taken over by another company and the company re- 
tired. 

* * * 

Charles E. Dunlop and William Hackmeier have been en- 
gaged by Manager A. T. Bailey as special agents for the New 
Hampshire, Providence Washington. County Fire and Boston 
insurance Companies. Dunlop is from Montana, and will prob- 
ably be assigned to that and adjacent territory. Hackmeier 
will cover Northern California and Nevada, and have head- 
quarters in San Francisco. 

* * * 

Irving Magill. a son of Gen. R. H. Magill, veteran under- 
writer, and for many years the company's local agent at Oak- 
land, succeeds E. A. Sheahan. who resigned on January 1st. as 
special agent in Northern California. Magill has been with the 

Home for many years, and is well qualified for his new work. 

* • * 

The new business written last year by the Montana Life ex- 
ceeded the amount written during the year previous by three- 
quarters of a million dollars, the total being in excess of seven 
million. The company had on its books at the close of the year 
more than twenty-one million of insurance in force, a gain over 

the previous year of five million. 

* * * 

The Western Union of Spokane reports a successful business 
experience during the year 1917. the amount of new business 
written and paid for being nearly twelve million, a gain for the 
twelve months of considerably more than two million and a 
quarter. The total business in force now exceeds thirty-five 
million, a gain of more than six and a half million for the year. 

The financial condition of the Western Union is excellent. 

* » * 

Guy LeRoy Stevick, Pacific Coast manager and attorney for 
the Fidelity & Deposit, has been notified that after March 1st. 
his company will discontinue the writing of all casualty lines 
except burglary. The company has been in the casualty field 

since 1910. 

* * • 

At the annual meeting of the Plate Glass Association of Cali- 
fornia. Charles J. Bosworth. joint manager for the Fidelity & 
Casualty, was elected president; F. M. Cotter, vice-president, 
and Guy C. Macdonald secretary-treasurer. President Bosworth, 
Vice-President Cotter and retiring president Hopps were 

named as a grievance committee. 

* * * 

Idaho and Montana will hereafter report to the Pacific Coast 
Department. Frank M. Avery, manager at San Francisco, in- 
stead of to the Western department as formerly. 



James L. Collins has been appointed assistant superintendent 
of the Pacific Mutual Life's field service department, of which 
Secretary C. I. D. Moore is superintendent. 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 26, 1918 



Story of the Knight Motor Used by Crowned Heads of Europe 



The exhibition next week of custom built closed cars equipped 
with Knight Motors, brings to mind the story of the unusual 
success of an American invention. 

In 1903, Charles Y. Knight, then of Chicago, now of Pasa- 
dena, applied steam engine principles to automobile mechanics, 
and the result was the Knight Sleeve Valve Motor. American 
manufacturers were slow to adopt the new type of engine. Why 
should they, they reasoned, spend thousands of dollars to in- 
stall the machinery necessary to build a motor which might, 
or might not. prove to be an improved type, when the American 
public was already buying with alacrity all the poppet valve 
motors they could build? It was two years before the Knight 
Motor was first ir. stalled in an automobile. 

A year later Knight took his invention to Europe. The leading 
automobile manufacturers of England, the Daimler Company, 
put the new motor through the most gruelling tests and finally 
adopted it for use in Daimler-made cars. Following quickly on 
the heels of this triumph, the leading manu- 
facturers of other European countries put the 
Knight motor through similar tests, and 
adopted it for use in their cars. Prominent 
among these were Minerva of Belgium. Mer- 
cedes of Germany, and Panhard of France. 
Probably no other American invention has ever 
scored such a triumph in the field of European 
commerce. 

Ths Kright Motor was such a sensation it 



tance was six hundred miles, over tortuous curves and mountain 
grades. The winning Knight motored cars maintained an aver- 
age speed of ninety miles an hour on all level stretches. Only 
three of the sixteen poppet valve entrants finished the race. All 
of the Knight motored cars finished in excellent condition. 

John N. Willys began making Knight motored cars in 1914, 
and established a separate Knight motor factory at Elyria. Ohio. 
In 1915, British engineers selected the Knight motor as the most 
dependable and the most efficient type for standard equipment 
of all British tanks. The performance of these tanks in the re- 
cent Battle of Cambria, created a sensation throughout the 
world. 

Custom built closed cars equipped with the Knight motor will 
be shown for the first time in San Francisco in an exhibition ar- 
ranged by the Willys-Overland of California. January 29th. 30th 
and 31st. in the Willys-Overland building at Van Ness and 
Bush street. These cars are the final word in luxurious comfort. 





was suggested that an official test be made by the highest auto- 
mobile authority in the world, the Royal Automobile Club of 
Great Britain. The most severe trial that had ever been applied 
to any motor was decided upon. Two Knight motors were 
driven on a testing rack five and one-half days at moderate 
fpeed. each motor pulling one-third more than its rated horse- 
power. The motors were then mounted in stock touring cars and 
driven 2.000 miles on the Brooklands track at forty-two miles 
an hour — a non-stop run of forty-eight hours. After a final 
five-hour block test it was found that each motor had actually 
gained about ten per cent in horsepower. No other type of 
motor has ever survived such a test. The triumph of the 
Knight motor was complete. Orders were immediately placed 
by the royal households of the leading countries of Europe for 
Knight motored cars. Among the European potentates who use 
Knight motored cars are the Kings of England, Belgium. Spain. 
Norway. Sweden and Greece, the Emperor of Japan, and the 
rulers of several other countries whom it is not desirable to men- 
tion, in view of the present international unpleasantness. 

In June. 1914. at the Isle of Man International Road Races, a 
team of three Knight Motored cars defeated all competing teams 
— including the flower of the poppet valve industry. The dis- 



New Models to be Shown for ihe First Time at Exhibition 
of Custom-Built Closed Cars with Knight Motor. Januaiy 29th, 
30th and SI si. 

Lelt -W.llys-Knight 8 Town Car. Right- Willys-Knight 
6 Landaulet. 

and are equipped with every possible appoint- 
ment which makes for the convenience and 
satisfaction of the owner, not overlooking even 
such minor details as dictaphones, vanity cases, 
electric cigar lighters, etc. 

E. Burton Holmes' motion pictures will be 
used to show the interior operation of the Knight Sleeve Valve 
Motor, and some unique performances of Knight Motored cars. 
Why carbon, the deadly enemy of all other motors, is beneficial 
to the Knight motor; why the Knight motor improves with use — 
these and many other vital questions will be answered in a 
most graphic way at the Willys-Knight Custom Built Closed Car 
Exhibition. 



Conductor Henry Slatterly. who runs the one passenger- 
train on the railroad between Scott City and Winona, became 
sick from the motion of the train and had to go to the back 
platform for fresh air. A sudden jolt of the train and the con- 
ductor was thrown overboard. The train was backed up to 
Keystone, when it was learned what had happened, but the con- 
ductor had been taken home in an automobile. — Hutchinson 
News. 



"They say that a man becomes morally weaker as the 

day wears on; less able to resist temptation." "Shouldn't won- 
der. You know it was near Eve that Adam ate the apple." — 
Boston Transcript. 



January 26. 1918 



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SECT/ON 




TOURING TO THE HEAVEN MIRRORED LAKES 



Beauties of the "Switzerland of America" 
Described by a Maid from Belgium 

By Miss Alice de Wulf of Ostend 



From the cradle to the grave there is no song so sweet, so soul satisfying, as that of "Appreciation." Each word 
has a meaning that finds the fullest expression in every "Mother Tongue" in the endless circle around the world. In 
the spirit of humble pride we may be pardoned for humming the tune through these pages as a sweet refrain to this glori- 
ous chant, of appreciation of California, from a Maid of Belgium. We have taken the liberty to edit the manuscript, fear- 
ing that the French and Belgian phrases might not be understood by all. In the making over, some of the beauty of 
originality, perforce, is lost through the impossibility of translating the delicacy of French expression. — Editor. 



It is a long distance from the North 
Sea to the American shores of the Pa- 
cific, but distance counts for nothing when 
the ties of today that binds us together 
are reflected in Nature's beauties, suggest- 
ing one country of the other. 

To me, Ostend, Belgium, is a birth- 
place and San Francisco my adopted 
home. The former is just beyond the 
breakers from the shores of the latter. 

Last fall when I left the city and mo- 
tored northward, for the first time, each 
mile post had a suggestion of the country 
that I had left behind, now war torn in 
the great struggle for liberty. 

What a comparison — death, hatred, hu- 
man slaughter, the beautiful earth a run- 
ning river of blood, and then California, 
a place truthfully called "A Land of 
Sunshine and Flowers." with its peace 
and good will. 

We started out just as the sun sent its 
herald rays of the beautiful on-coming 
day over the high eastern hills across the 
bay. We drove to the ferry and started for 
a place called Sausalito. named after the 
large quantity of little willows formerly 
found there, which the early Spanish and 
Indians used for basket work. 

This place seemed to be all railroad 
and a few hundred houses near at hand, 
and a lot of yachts, play-toys of the 
I was disappointed, for I 
had been told that Sausalito was an in- 
teresting place, but as we drove off of the 
ferry boat, bah! nothing but restaurants. 



saloons and shops. I expressed my dis- 
gust, and to redeem the place, my host 
ordered the driver to turn off the main 
read and climb the steep hill. 

We wound in and around some very 
pretty homes which, while they did not 
display the possession of great wealth, 
merely being like the great majority of 
homes I have seen in California, built 
for today and. not with the appearance 



of a thought of handing them down from 
father to son in the ages to come. yet. 
with it all they had an air of contentment 
around them. 

There was a feeling that you were liv- 
ing and enjoying today, not struggling to 
build a tombstone for others in which to 
hold high carnival with the fruits of your 
labors when you were gone. 

Sausalito was redeemed. The higher 




M... Alice de Wulf ud P«ty of Friends Adairiog the Wooderful Stenic Bawbe. of die Bfae Uka From Thar 

Mdcbell Car 



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January 26, 1918 




Along one of the Most Beautiful Drives in 

the motor car went the more beautiful be- 
came the view. Across the bay in the 
bright, warm sunshine was San Fran- 
cisco, with its gridiron streets, the mesh- 
ing of which was made most pronounced 
by the many hills of the city. 

Then there was the Golden Gate — 
from the inside looking out. To the 
left was Angel Island, although I did not 
see any of the harp playing hosts from 
above loitering around over the high 
brown nob of the island. 

Then there was Alcatraz. the sight of 
which gave me another shudder, for, in 
coming over I had been told that on 
it were confined the military-soldiers 
who had not been good. It is very 
hard to realize that an American sol- 
dier could be bad. when we think of the 
thousands of them on their way "over 
there," going to shed their blood to re- 
deem my country. There must be some 
mistake — the American soldier cannot be 
bad. 

Then further off was "Goat Island." 
We were too far off to see the goats. I was 
informed that at one time there were 
hundreds of them, but they had almost 
entirely disappeared, as the island is the 



California Which is to be Found Along the Shores of 
Blue Lakes of Lake County 

training station for naval apprentices, 
and the goats had been used up training 
the young sailors so that when they 
reached the "other side" they could get 
the Kaiser"s goat. I did not know that 
the Kaiser had a goat. Why do these 
sailors want his particular goat? 

We had a most wonderful guide. He 
seemed to know every blade of burnt 
grass, for the hills were brown and green 
grass was only a memory of the spring 
time of a few months ago. He was like 
that man in the first automobile book I 
ever read, "The Lightning Conductor." 
The Lightning Conductor knew the coun- 
try I knew, and this Man of California 
knew the country I wanted to know. 

As the car stopped at the highest point 
and we were drinking in the beauties of 
the waterscape, my thoughts, for a sec- 
ond, pictured life as exemplified by this 
City on the Hill. Up in the clear, pure 
atmosphere everything was beautiful ; the 
homes breathed contentment and life 
seemed ideal — while down at our feet was 
struggling civilized humanity indulging in 
the noble pastime of getting dollars, with 
its shops, saloons and railroad, and all 
the rest of the great industries of the 



that Wonderful Body of Water Known as the 

world just at the water's edge — unable to 
go any lower. 

These thoughts were soon dashed into 
the storehouse of the sub-conscious mind 
with a warning that we had better be 
on our way if we wished to get where we 
were going, for we were supposed to 
travel some 200 miles that day. if possi- 
ble. 

Down, down we coasted, until we were 
once again among things as they are. The 
main highway is a splendid piece of road- 
work. On all sides they were making 
over that which was bad. 

I just drifted with the car through the 
five miles or so of uninteresting scenery 
until we came to a house which I was told 
was the town of Alta. I have been taught 
to believe that alta means high. This 
place was low — almost sea level, and the 
house more lowly — it was a saloon. 

Once past Alta we commenced to climb 
a grade. It was quite a grade, for we 
could see the top from the bottom. Here 
was my first real surprise of California 
motoring. In touring Europe, especially 
in the Alps country, it requires an expert 
driver. The turns are more than sharp, 
with nasty pitches and bad grades. While 



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here was a road as smooth as any bou- 
levard of Paris. 

Oh! the turns of the new California 
State Highway. They are wonderful. 
They make one feel as if they were waltz- 
ing up the mountain side to the rhythmical 
purring of the engine. You sway gently 
to the right or to the left according to the 
turn in the road. 

Once over the summit the highway be- 
came arbored by most artistic trees; "al- 
ways to be found," says my modern 
"Lightning Conductor, "in Northern Cali- 
fornia on the sheltered sides of the hills 
and mountains near the coast line." 

It seems that the steady counter trade 
winds of summer which blow from 20 to 
40 miles per hour, keep the windward side 
so well dusted that nothing stops long 
enough to grow up before it is blown 
over the summit, except the grass and the 
farmer's work, which is riveted into the 
ground. While this sounds like "some 
speed" wind, yet one does not notice it. 
It blows away the cobwebs of old age 
and keeps the Californian always young. 

Over the summit we glided down into 
Corte Madera. From its name I expected 
to see a place that was the wood pile of 
something more inviting. When was it 
a wood pile? If that place can be con- 
sidered a wood pile, in Spanish, the house 
must be some "pumpkins." I don't know 
what pumpkins means, but that is what 
the "L. C." said. Corte Madera, Lark- 
spur, Kentfield. Ross and San Anselmo 
are all beautiful and happy places. What 
ideal lives these people must live — a 
pleasing comparison to the fields and hills 
we had passed in the open country, which 
was brown and sun-baked. 

Through this Elysian spot the trees 
were green, and the low, one-story, artis- 
tic homes were set in wonderful bouquets 
of flowers. The gardens were not of the 
conventional order, properly laid out by 
a past master of landscape architecture, 
but just put down and allowed to grow up, 
healthy and natural, giving out a fra- 
grance that laden the air. on this particu- 
lar morning, with a perfume that made 
it almost impossible to believe that one 
was in the land of the living. 

I almost forgot to mention that we 
passed a most important place in the his- 
tory of this section. It is located on Corte 
Madera Creek, opposite Escalles. My 
"L. C" said it was known as the Holy 
City. All I could see was a lot of house 
boats high and dry on the mud. The tide 
was out, I was told. At the present time 
these house boats are occupied by many 
business men of San Francisco and their 
families, yet in the days before the at- 
tractiveness of the place was discovered 
by the present inhabitants and their dol- 
lars drove them out, there used to con- 



gregate on these waters a number of kin- 
dred souls, who, having their pleasures 
cut short by the winter season, they be- 
ing members of the different yacht clubs 
about the bay, would gather together here 
on Saturday nights and Sunday, and per- 
form the mystical rites of their order, 
without interruption, in seclusion under 
the shade of Mt. Tamalpais. 

From San Anselmo we turned sharp to 
the right and came to San Rafael, the 
county seat of Marin County. A nice, 
prosperous looking city, but towns and 
cities do not interest me, for when I am 
in them I feel I am like some pet animal 
in a cage, in a bird store, ready to be de- 
livered to those who will pay the price. I 
guess I am barbaric and uncivilized, but 
only the open country, the hills and the 
mountains appeal to me. and these seem 
to be so unlimited in California that it is 
my Utopia, the Garden Spot of the World. 

Oh ! If one could only pick up the land 
that is lying idle, and lay it out in France 
and Belgium. What happiness it would 



give those poor people there. Why, there 
was hardly a home that we passed but 
what had enough land around it devoted 
to idle flowers, which over there would 
keep whole families comfortably, supply- 
ing their every need. 

From San Rafael our way was through 
just country, good clean country. Near- 
ing Petaluma, my "L. C." said we were 
in the chicken country, the kind you eat. 
I have been trying ever since to find out 
if there are any chickens you cannot eat. 

From Petaluma we went to Santa Rosa. 
On the way we passed the house of many 
gables. The two main gables were for 
the mother and father, and the rest were 
added as the family grew. There were 
so many of them we could not count them 
as we were going by, my "L. C." said 
"some farmer." 

From Santa Rosa it. was some more just 
country; passing Healdsburg, where runs 
the Russian river, a nice, tame stream; 
Geyserville and through the Asti vine- 
yard country that brought back many a 




Across the Blue Lakes from Laurel Del! the High Mountains of this Switzerland ol America Write a Message 

oi Peace ami Happiness irj the True Blue ol the HeaTeas VI hach is so PerlectiT Reflected 

in the Waters of the Lakes that it has Girai the Lakes Thar Name 



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January 26, 1918 




Between the Lakes there is a Road and it is at this Point that this Picture was Taken. It is Looking Across the Northerly Lake 



picture of the pleasant hours I had spent 
motoring through the vine country of 
France. Then we came to Cloverdale. 

Up to this time my "L. C." spent most 
of the time consuming large black segars. 
Segars must be cheap where he gets them 
or else he has more money than any of 
us suspect. About the only time he was 
in evidence outside of his "rubber neck" 
wagon lecture, which lectures meant 
much to me, was when he was telling 
about the goats or chickens, which 
amused the rest immensely, but it did not 
seem funny to me or look like what you 
Americans call a joke. 

Now, however, he seemed years 
younger. The black segars disappeared. 
Out came the camera box, and he said : 
"Now we are in the real picture coun- 
try." 

What sort of man was this who, for 
over 90 miles through some of the most 
interesting country I had ever seen could 
not find something beautiful to picture, 
or was it that which was before was to be 
grander than anything I had ever looked 
upon? 

Time proved two things. First, my "L. 
C." was a man of jaded picture taste. Too 
familiar with the country through which 
we had been passing, and secondly the 
country before us was far more beautiful 
than what he called it, "The Switzerland 
of America." 

Right outside of Cloverdale we started 
up a 10 per cent grade for almost a mile, 
and then down into McCray"s. Thence 
through a covered bridge across the Rur- 



sian river. This river seems to run all 
over the State, for I have found it in so 
many places it is impossible to believe 
that it is the same stream. 

From the time we crossed the bridge 
the scenic beauty of California com- 
menced to open up. We were going over 
the old county road, the main travel now 
being diverted over the new State high- 
way. 

While this road shows the construc- 
tion of other days, it was in surprisingly 
good condition, and as was proved on 
the return trip, much more interesting 
than the main highway. 

The road runs along the edge of the 
Russian river, practically following its 
every bend and turn. One minute you 
are driving up grade over a snake-like 
course, until you are two or three hundred 
feet above the stream; then down you go 
to water level, only to climb again until 
you reach Fieta. 

This section of the Rusisan river is 
rich with Indian lore. It was the happy 
hunting grounds of the red man before 
the white man's civilization crowded 
them out. It was a scared river bed that 
we looked down on this fall forenoon. 
High, round boulders and pinnacle rocks 
large enough to house a family! This 
must be wild water when the winter rains 
set in and the high mountains drain off 
into the stream. 

About half way to Pieta we came onto 
"Squaw Rock." This is a most peculiar 
formation. The river bends around the 
rock almost at right angles. From out the 



water rises the rock, running up almost 
perpendicular for three or four hundred 
feet. When we came within a quarter of 
a mile of it my "L. C." ordered the car 
stopped, and asked us to find the Indian 
lover. It did not take a second to realize 
what he meant, for there, almost at the 
top of the rock, was the face of an In- 
dian, silhouetted against the sky. The 
profile is perfect. It could not have 
been more perfect had it been man- 
made. The Indian legend to the effect 
that for months an Indian maiden waited 
at this particular spot for the return of 
her lover, and when she realized that he 
was no more, threw herself off the rock 
into the river, and as her soul passed on 
to the happy hunting ground there ap- 
peared on the rock the face of her lover. 

At Pieta began the eleven mile climb 
to the summit. I was particularly inter- 
ested in the Pieta grade, for I have a 
story that describes this road which al- 
ways seemed like a fairy story to me. The 
writer caught some idea of its beauty, 
but the pen failed to do it justice; in fact, 
it is hard to pen picture it. I can't do it; 
I can't do as well as my story book, so 
I am going to repeat : 

"The start is up through a canyon, out 
of which one emerges along a bold moun- 
tain side where a view of the distant hills 
and valleys is before one. 

"This first picture is set with a farm 
house far below, cultivated fields and 
pasture lands, dotted with cattle. 

"The road turns into the mountain and 
thousands of feet above are to be seen 



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the summits. It seems almost beyond 
realization that the motor car will ever 
reach these peaks. A turn out again 
brings one to another point several hun- 
dreds of feet higher than the one where 
the beautiful landscape first burst into 
view. While the farm house is still in 
the foreground, others are to be seen in 
the distance. Fields of wild flowers 
here and there present a brilliant coloring 
that is indescribable. Then it is a turn 
into the mountain and out again to find 
one's self several hundred feet higher 
with the previous picture enlarged by 
more houses, rich fields and an increasing 
number of mountain peaks, their bold 
sides dropping down into the fertile spots, 
some bare of all vegetation, while others 
are thickly covered with trees and shrubs. 
As one goes higher this picture increases. 
It brings to mind only one thought — that 
of the work of some great artist who, be- 
fore us, at each turn added something 
more wonderful and beautiful to his can- 
vas, until when almost to the summit, the 
picture is complete. 

"Far down below is the first farm house 
— its fields and cattle, the others as they 
have been added at each turn, the differ- 
ent hills and mountains as they have come 
into the picture, with a last touch of the 
rich warm purple of the far distant coast 
range. 

"As the car stops at the last turn, the 
view to be seen can never be eradicated 
from the mind. If the 'Alps' or any of 
the other great scenic mountains of the 
world can produce a more beautiful sight. 
they indeed must be marvelous. 

"A little later the summit is reached, 
and a stop is made at the tollhouse, where 
away up in this mountain top is found a 
spring of water, cool, clear and refreshing. 

"A few words with the old tollhouse 
keeper, who has a yarn or two to tell 
while he is collecting the toll, and then 
the car begins a drop of four and a half 
miles into Highland Springs. 

"It is a coast down an easy grade. 
winding in through canyon after canyon. 
until finally a sharp turn is made, a bridge 
is crossed, and the hotel is right at hand.'' 

We did not stop, as the resort is closed, 
killed, it is said, by the motor car. Before 
the coming of the automobile this and 
the many other delightful stopping places 
in Lake County did a thriving business. 
It was the vacation country. It was an 
event in the life of the family to go away 
in the country. But now it means but a 
Saturday and Sunday to see what before 
took months of planning. 

From Highland Springs to Lakeport 
was a delightful run through a valley 
country. It was during a warm spell, 
and we could see forest fires on all 
sides. It looked as if the whole coun- 



try would perish. It is a shame to 
think what these useless losses cost, all 
on account of carelessness. 

From Lakeport we continued on for 
about nine miles, through rolling coun- 
try. Turning to the left around a knobby 
hill, there burst into view a picture that, 
as long as I live, I will never forget. It 
was the heaven mirrored waters of Blue 
Lakes. 

Here was our destination. The lakes 
of Switzerland never presented a more 
entrancing picture. These two lakes set 
in the hollow of Nature's hand on their 
placid surface mirrored the indescribable 
blue of the heavens. 

When we arrived the sun was just be- 
low the high mountains that surround 
these lakes, and gave an indirect lighting 
that brought out the wonderful coloring of 
the trees and the luxuriant growth that 
seems to run riot here. 

About a mile further on we came to 
Laurel Dell, which consists of a splen- 
did hotel built after the Swiss chalet type. 
The word was given by my "L. C." to 
disembark. Our trip for this day was 
finished. We had traveled 150 miles by 
the speedometer. A good swim, a splen- 
did dinner and a gorgeous night finished 
a perfect day. 

When we stepped out of the car we did 
not seem to be tired. It was a splendid 
tribute to the Mitchell car that had car- 
ried us through such wonderful country. 
Not for a moment were we delayed. The 
Mitchell answered every call of the driver 
— and the way it took the long Pieta 
grade was a pleasure. 

There is still one thought which, if I 
forgot everything else, would never 
leave me. It was our driver. M. J. Boyd. 
He was one of the finest specimens of 
American youth I have ever met. 

Gentlemanly, a splendid driver, full of 
fun. clean cut. and as manly as any man 
I have ever met. My prayers are follow- 
ing Boyd, for he is now Sergeant M. J. 
Boyd of Motor Truck Company 321 of 
Motor Supply Train 406. now in France 
trying to redeem my country so that some 
day I may wander home in safety. God 
bless Boyd and watch over him. So while 
my first journey out into the Switzerland 
of America was an occasion in my life, it 
did more ; it gave me many hours of sweet 
thought of the brave boy who drove us. 
My gallant American Knight who had 
accepted the challenge in defense of poor 
Belgium and the love of Liberty. 
X tr * 

Don't brake with the clutch in 

when going slow; you might throw the 
crankshaft out of line. 
Z Z * 

Take your time in shifting gears! 

Your car will be better for it 



OWNER RESPONSIBLE 

FOR SAFETY OF GUEST. 

"A person who is invited to ride in an 
automobile by its owner or driver, al- 
though he may pay nothing for the ride, 
is, nevertheless, in the care and custody 
of the owner or driver of the machine 
and is entitled to a reasonable degree of 
care for his safety," according to Howard 
Robertson, Assistant City Attorney of 
Los Angeles. "By accepting an invita- 
tion to ride as a guest he does not there- 
by relinquish his right to protection from 
personal injury. 

"What amounts to carelessness, how- 
ever, depends entirely upon the circum- 
stances of each particular case. If the 
guest is old or infirm, or a child of ten- 
der years, the degree of care required is 
necessarily greater than if the guest is 
able to care for himself."' 

Z Z S 
AUTO SOLVES TRAFFIC QUESTION 

"With the necessity of decreased pas- 
senger traffic on the railroads, as re- 
quested by the Government, the automo- 
bile is again proving equal to this latest 
emergency it is called upon to meet.'' 
says W. L. Hughson. of the KisselKar. 

"That the motor car is equal to this 
phase of its utility is evidenced by its 
increased use in inter-city passenger 
travel in all parts of the country. 

"The automobile is proving that as 
an overland railroad it does not have to 
depend on certain roads or keep to re- 
stricted areas. If any obstruction looms 
up in its path it does not have to stop until 
it is removed, but goes around it. 

"Again, with the highly improved 
power plant of the automobile, the pre- 
scribed mile rate as laid down by the 
Interstate Commerce Commission will un- 
doubtedly prove high when compared 
with the cost per mile of running an au- 
tomobile. 

"Just as the motor truck is proving of 
enable value in relieving the rail- 
roads of freight and express transporta- 
tion, so in my opinion will the automo- 
bile soon be called upon in every locality 
to accomplish the same thing in the trans- 
portation of individuals." 
5 S * 

A much neglected part of the 

mechanism is the speedometer drive 
which the car owner seldom inspects or 
lubricates. If the driving gears of this 
part are lubricated once a week they will 
operate more quickly for a considerably 
longer period. 

V S * 

If the storage battery is not se- 
cured tightly in its place, the vibration 
and jolts of ordinary travel may very pos- 
sibly break some of the jars. 



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January 26. 1918 



A New Trophy for Mt. Diablo Climb 

H. O. Alexander of the B. F. Goodrich Company 
Offers Silver Cup for Competition 



A handsome silver loving cup has just 
been offered by H. 0. Alexander, mana- 
ger tire sales of the B. F. Goodrich Rub- 
ber Co.. San Francisco, to be used as a 
perpetual challenge cup for 6-cylinder 
touring cars in a new high gear Mt. Dia- 
blo climbing contest, to be known as the 
Alexander trophy. 

There are in San Francisco and the 
bay counties some 85 firms having agen- 
cies for 4 or 6 cylinder cars, and the 
contest for the cup is expected to be a 
lively one. Already several firms have 
notified Mr. Alexander of their intention 
to compete for the cup. 

The present high gear trophy offered 
by the Oakland Tribune has resolved it- 
self into a competition of cars having 
more than 6 cylinders, owing to the fact 
that multiple cylinder cars naturally have 
a greater piston displacement. 

1. Contestants may enter any gasoline 
car having 6 cylinders or less, and with 
a stock chassis having a stock body of 
four or more passenger carrying capacity, 
with stock gear ratios, and must carry full 
equipment such as top. wind shield, fen- 
ders and tool equipment, including a spare 
tire mounted. By stock model is meant 
a car with construction and equipment as 
generally advertised for sale by the fac- 
tory which makes the car, but with this 
exception, that tire equipment may be 
changed if contestant desires. 

2. The car in order to qualify for the 
contest must carry at least four passen- 
gers, including the driver, of a total 
weight not less than 650 pounds. If the 
passenger weight is less than 650 pounds, 
the deficiency must be made up by an 
equivalent dead weight carried in the 
bottom of the car. 

3. A witness to the contest, to be known 
as the Official Observer, shall sit in the 
seat next to the driver and hold or lock 
the shifting gear in high speed from the 
beginning of the contest until the contest 
is officially declared ended. This Official 
Observer shall be selected by the donor 
of the cup, and will preferably be one 
who is neither in the tire, automobile or 
automobile accessory business. 

4. In addition to the Official Observer, 
two other witnesses to the contest shall 
also be selected by the donor, but these 
two witnesses may sit in the contesting 
car. or may. at the option of the contest- 
ant, sit in a second car which will follow 
immediately in the rear of the contestant. 
These two witnesses will be ready at all 



times to assist the Official Observer in 
any way which may be necessary, and 
to see that all the terms of the contest 
shall be fully carried out. and if any dis- 
pute arises shall, with the Official Ob- 
server as chairman, constitute a com- 
mittee to pass on questions involving an 
immediate decision. In the selection of 
these two witnesses there will be no re- 
strictions placed as to their occupation. 
It is understood, however, that the duty 
of these two witnesses shall be in an ad- 
visory capacity only, the Official Obser- 
ver being the man in charge of the con- 
test and the two witnesses, aside from 
their duty as such, shall only act in an 
advisory capacity when called upon by 
the Official Observer. 




Silver Cup to be Donated by H. O. Alexwidei 



5. If for any reason by accident or 
otherwise the gears are shifted during the 
contest, the contest shall immediately be 
declared void. It being provided, how- 
ever, that if for any reason the car should 
come to a stop, the contest shall not be 
declared void, providing the gears are not 
shifted, and providing the car is able to 
resume its course again under its own 
power with the gears still locked in high. 

6. The contestant for the cup must no- 
tify the donor in writing in ample time to 
arrange for the Official Observer and the 
other two witnesses to the contest. 

7. All contestants shall start from the 
North Toll Gate on Scenic Boulevard, 
and must pass through the Toll Gate on 
high. 

8. When a car under the above named 
conditions establishes a first record or 
succeeds in bettering a previous mark, 
it is to be examined upon its return to 
some designated place, either on the Oak- 
land or San Francisco side of the bay. 
and must be examined by a committee 
of three competitive automobile dealers, 
inclusive of a representative of the house 
previously holding the trophy. They will 
receive the report of the Official Observer 
and witnesses, and will make a careful 
examination of the car to see whether or 
not the terms have been complied with, 
and will then decide whether the contest 
is an official one. and if so. will award 
the cup to the owners of the car until such 
a time as the cup may be won by some 
other qualifying contestant. 

9. It is not expected that any car will 
reach the summit, but the cup will be 
awarded to the car reaching the point 
nearest the top of Mt. Diablo on high 
speed gear. If, however, any car should 
reach the extreme summit, the cup shall 
become the property of the owner of the 
car; providing that if two or more cars 
reach the extreme summit the cup shall 
be awarded to the car carrying the great- 
est .passenger weight to that point, but 
providing also that the cup shall always 
remain open to challenge. 

10. While the above mentioned articles 
have been named as governing the con- 
test, the donor reserves the right to mod- 
ify the terms in such minor ways as 
might be necessary to safeguard the fair- 
ness of the contest to all cars having 
six cylinders or less. No change will be 
made, however, without calling into con- 
sultation the automobile editor of at least 
one daily newspaper from each side of 
the bay; and also representatives from 
any former contestant or contestants for 
the cup, and due notice of any changes 
in the terms shall be given to the press 
in writing at least one month before 
any new condition may be considered as 
in effect. 



January 26. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



27 



GASOLINE SUBSTITUTE 

IN ENGLAND 

In search for a suitable domestic motor 
fuel as a substitute for imported gasoline 
the claims of alcohol have received in- 
creased attention recently in England. 
The possibilities of alcohol have long 
been recognized by many persons, but 
heretofore little attempt has been made 
to encourage its use. and engineering 
firms have displayed little interest in de- 
veloping a type of engine especially de- 
signed to employ alcohol as fuel. There 
was no demand for such an article, 
largely because many restrictions had 
been placed on the use of alcohol for in- 
dustrial purposes or as a motor fuel. The 
war. however, has demonstrated to the 
people of England how necessary it is for 
them to develop their own resources as 
far as possible, in order to become less 
dependent upon oversea commodities. 

There is a strong belief that alcohol 
may offer a solution to this important 
problem provided it can be produced at 
a low price and in adequate quantities. 
For a long time the advocates of domestic 
fuel alcohol have been urging that 
through potatoes lay the way to eliminate 
the national dependence upon imported 
motor spirit, and recently the minister of 
agriculture announced in Parliament that 
"there are plans for using potatoes for in- 
dustrial alcohol, and if the crop proves 
to be so large that, without risk to the 
food supply, they can be used for that 
purpose, we shall find a most valuable 
source of power in this country home- 
made." 

It has been known for some months 
that investigations were being made in 
Ireland at the instance of the fuel re- 
search board and department of agricul- 
ture as to the possibilities there for the 
production of alcohol. It is, however, so 
vitally important in the manufacture of 
high explosives that no supplies are pos- 
sible for private motorists until after the 
war. 

As the government has now admitted 
the claims of alcohol as a national fuel, 
it is thought that facilities will be offered 
to carry out research work with a view 
to evolving types of alcohol engines that 
can be marketed soon after the close of 
the war, when the present demand for al- 
cohol shall have ceased and there will 
be obtainable at once a plentiful supply 
for all available alcohol engines, the fuel 
supply expanding in direct proportion to 
the engine output. 



It has been thoroughly demonstrated 
that coal gas traction is a practical and 
economical proposition, and a constantly 
increasing number of motorists are adopt- 
ing it as a practical way out of the pres- 
ent gasoline difficulty. 

Very stringent restrictions on the use 
of motor spirit came into operation on 
November 1, 1917, in effect totally pro- 
hibiting the use of motor cars or motor- 
cycles for what may be termed pleasure 
purposes when gasoline or gasoline sub- 
stitutes supply the motive power. For 
many motorists, therefore, coal gas of- 
fers the only solution of the problem, as 
electrical vehicles for the time being are 
unobtainable. 

An important exhibition of all classes 
of vehicles running on coal gas was held 
recently in London, and at a meeting of 
those interested in the subject, which 
took place in Manchester, papers on the 
use of coal gas as motor fuel were read. 
The remarks of the newly appointed pe- 
trol economy officer of the petroleum ex- 
ecutive at this meeting were of particu- 
lar interest. He made it clear that the 
use of coal gas in motors was not a mere 
war time expedient, but marked a devel- 
opment "of lasting economic importance.'' 
He further stated that the new restric- 
tions would not apply to gas. though they 
do apply to all other gasoline substitutes. 
He hinted, however, that very likely it 
would be taxed after the war in order 
that sufficient funds might be available 
for the upkeep of the roads, as the pro- 
ceeds from the gasoline tax would nec- 
essarily be diminished when coal gas be- 
came more popular. 

The government under present condi- 
tions will not permit gas to be compressed 
in steel cylinders, and a firm of tire man- 
ufacturers is preparing to place on the 
market gas containers made of the ma- 
terials usually employed in motor tire 
construction. These containers are about 
4 feet 6 inches long by 1 foot 3 inches in 
diameter, weigh about 60 pounds, and 
will hold the equivalent of two gallons 
of gasoline. It is intended that they 
shall be carried on the running board of 
the car. 

Manchester was the first city to recog- 
nize the possibilities of this fuel and 
to make special arrangements for ex- 
tending its use in motor vehicles. The 
special inducements offered include the 
supply of gas at a rate of 81 cents per 
1,000 and the provision of the necessary 
apparatus and charging stations at suit- 



able positions in and around the district. 
The price charged is stated to be equiva- 
lent to gasoline at about 20 cents per 
gallon. 

Similar steps have been taken in other 
cities and towns, including Birmingham, 
where three stations are about to be es- 
tablished in various parts of the city by 
the corporation gas committee. The com- 
mittee anticipates that the supply of gas 
will be insufficient to meet all demands, 
and consequently has decided that only 
those vehicles which are engaged in in- 
dustries and war work will be permitted 
to take in supplies for the present. 

In view of the many restrictions placed 
upon the use of gasoline by the British 
government and the present high prices, 
much attention has been given to coal 
gas for motor traction during the past 
few months. The question of storage 
has been the chief difficulty in the way 
of its application. To a Nottingham firm 
belongs the credit of solving the difficulty 
in a very large measure. 

In the first experiments by this firm, 
compressed gas in steel cylinders was 
employed, but on account of the many 
difficulties experienced in breaking down 
the pressure flexible storage bags at- 
tached to the roof of the vehicle were 
adopted. The first flexible container was 
circular in shape, of woven fabric, made 
gas tight and waterproof, and held in po- 
sition on the top of the vehicle by the use 
of ropes. The container was inflated with 
gas by means of a flexible hose made of 
the same material, and the gas was sup- 
plied to the engine through a rubber tube. 
A tap within easy reach of the driver's 
hand controlled the use of the gas. 
» S S 

It is sometimes difficult to replace 

the cap on the gasoline tank. A tempo- 
rary cap may be made from an old inner 
tube, by stretching a piece of tube over 
the mouth of the tank, tying it on with 
a string. This will prevent the gasoline 
from slopping out of the tank, and will 
prove very handy until a new top can 
be secured. When the Vacuum System 
or gravity system is used a small hole 
should be left in the top for air to enter. 
This device may also be used for a tem- 
porary radiator cap. 

' S 

Double-boiled linseed oi' may be 

used to waterproof the top. The oil 
should be spread over the fabric with a 
fine brush. Naturally two coats of the 
linseed will give better re one. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 26. 1918 



MOTOR ROAD AROUND 

HONGKONG ISLAND. 

Despite war conditions, a motor road 
around the principal portions of the island 
of Hongkong is in course of construction 
and the budget of the colony for the 
next year makes provision for its com- 
pletion. 

Until about five years ago the chief 
roads of the colony were constructed to 
meet traffic conditions represented by 
sedan chairs and jinrickshas. The sin- 
gle notable exception was a roadway of 
more pretentious nature which was con- 
structed around the northwest end of the 
island from the city of Victoria to the 
town of Aberdeen on the west coast by a 
popular subscription as a monument to 
Queen Victoria at the time of her great 
jubilee, and it is known as Jubilee Road. 

About five years ago. under pressure of 
the increasing demand for motor cars in 
the colony, this road was somewhat 
lengthened, and in the course of the past 
three years it has been extended to Deep 
Water Bay. a point on the west coast 
well toward the southern end of the 
island. During the past year this road 
has been extended to a point known as 
Repulse Bay. farther south along the 
coast. Next year the road is to be con- 
tinued under a recognized policy of road 
construction, which is stated to be the 
outstanding feature of the budget esti- 
mates. 

From Repulse Bay to a point on the 
road between Stanley and Tytam Tuk it 
is proposed to make a new road with 
easy gradients, and with a summit con- 
siderably lower than that of the pres- 
ent path. The alignment is not yet set- 
tled, but the sum of $80,000 has been 
budgeted in anticipation of the work be- 
ing finished next year. The remainder 
of the road to Tytam Tuk will be im- 
proved and widened at an estimated cost 
of $66,000. The approach road to the 
reservoir and the road over the dam 
will be completed this year, and funds 
have been alloted for completing the road 
from the dam to Tytam Gap. From Ty- 
tam Gap it has been suggested ultimately 
to proceed to Shaukiwan on the east side 
of the island through a deep cutting and 
over an entirely new road at a much 
lower level than the existing road; but, 
in order to avoid the great expense of 
this work at present, provision has been 
made for a small loop road at Tytam 
Gap joining the new road to the existing 
road and for improving the existing road 
to Shaukiwan. 

The completion of this road will be of 
more than local importance since it will 
be an important attraction for the many 
thousands of tourists passing through 



Hongkong annually. The government is 
spending substantially a quarter of a mil- 
lion dollars during the coming year on 
the improvement of existing roads, so 
as to make them suitable for motor traffic, 
including a motor road from Kowloon to 
Castle Peak, and on the Pearl River, 
thence across to Fanling. near the sea, 
and back to Kowloon — in all. about 60 
miles of fine, broad road. This is to be 
completed next year. The government 
plans by this means not only to afford in- 
creasing means of recreation and pleas- 
ure for residents, but also to open up 
many parts of the colony as residential 
sites and to develop them as revenue pro- 
ducing and remunerative works. 

V ~S Z 

QUESTION DEPARTMENT. 

Dear Editor : 

How may one protect his car from the 
cold? 

Give it a coat of paint and keep the 
top dressed. 

Editor Question Department: 

Is there a simple way of finding out 
when the oil gets low? 

Yes. the piston rings. 

Answer Man: 

Did you ever attend a tire blow-out? 

No. but we were present at a transmis- 
sion-case. 

How does one "kill-the-engine?'' 
By giving it too much gas. 

Dear Editor: 

Please give me an easy way to raise a 
car. 

Let the water-jacket up. 

Editor Question Department : 

While driving alone along a quiet coun- 
try road, the other night. I heard a noise 
as though some one was talking, but was 
unable to see any one. How can I ac- 
count for this ? 

Possibly the chain was (s) kidding the 
tire and the wheel spoke. 

Answer Ed. : 

The needle valve in the carburetor of 
my car is always bent out of shape. What 
would cause this ? 

Try this : Do not let the gasoline (lean) 
too heavily against it. 

V V ■» 

MOTOR VEHICLES IN KLONDIKE. 

The range of operations of the auto- 
mobile in the vicinity of Dawson, Yukon 
territory, and the southern part of the 
American territory of Alaska immedi- 
ately contiguous is broadening every sea- 
son, and is rapidly coming to be used in 
every kind of transportation and traffic. 
Following the remarkably successful in- 



troduction of tractors in hauling wood up 
Hunker from the Klondike river last win- 
ter, the gradual advent of the motor truck 
in this district, a big share of the traffic 
of the Klondike region is now being han- 
dled by motor power. Resulting from the 
increased population and utility of the 
motor vehicle, the roads surrounding 
Dawson are being constructed more and 
more with a view to adapting them to that 
style of traffic. During the dry period 
cars travel from Dawson 25 to 50 out 
with considerable ease. Granville. 50 
miles out. has been reached by cars dur- 
ing the dry season for several years. 
Money was voted this year for the con- 
nection of the most famous of Dawson's 
scenic wonders, the route up Bonanza in- 
to a belt line. 



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It is to be hoped that the uprising in Austria will easily 

overtop the heterogenous revolutions in Russia. 

From weather signs, it can fairly well be estimated that 

the output of spring poetry this year will be late. 

"Are Nevada divorces valid?" demands a contemporary. 

That depends a great deal on the amount of alimony provided. 

Just now the Kaiser has his choice of accepting the olive 

branch; a little later he will be forced to accept the Big Stick. 

President Wilson's message has been surreptitiously 

scattered over Teuton territory. In a short season the seed 
will begin to grow. 

The Prohibition issue between the cities and the cow 

counties of California is apparently simmering down to a last 
stand of the minority. 

A medical journal declares that neurasthenia among wo- 
men has fallen off fifty per cent since the war began. If knit- 
ting isn't the cause, it's nit. 

The engineer elevatorettes who are piloting the lifts in 

local big buildings have their ups and downs as well as the pas- 
sengers, in these trying times. 

Eastern molders plan a big concerted strike this week. 

Such news is timely. We haven't had a big organized strike 
in the country since last week. 

Civil war is reported to be threatening Austria. Appar- 
ently that condition is only several degrees warmer than the 
world war. Still, that is going some. 

Schwab declares that the workers of the world, the men 

without property, will control the destinies of the future. Not 
if the Kaiser can join in the argument. 

Report is to the effect that the Red Cross is expending 

$800,000 per month. Such widespread distribution ought to 
put a lighted candle in nearly every home. 

The Hun in Hungary seems to have brought upon him- 
self a natural relish. Jupiter Pluvius has a standing invitation 
to visit any and all the counties in California, but like nearly 
every prominent and reliable source of authority he continues 
busy in the war zone. 



The Huns are reported to have stopped their advance on 

the Italian front: that's a dandy place to rest on a snow bed 
while looking over their return tickets to Berlin. 

Billy Sunday will be unable to convert the members of 

Congress on his impending trip for that purpose unless he 
orates from the top of the famous old pork barrel there. 

"Russia must be saved." shouts an internationalist in 

wild frenzy. There are several million Russian-German life- 
savers killing one another in frantic struggles — not to save her. 

Tax Collector Edward F. Bryant stumbled into a pother 

pot when he neglected to file the customary bond required in 
that position, and now he is taking reprisals out of these rivals. 

What has become of Villa? Not even the yellow papers 
mention him. He must have become a chancellor of the Kai- 
ser, so many men pass out of history these days by that route. 

There will be nothing but publicity in the air when the 

thousands of advertising men of the country assemble here in 
June. San Francisco will be in the limelight from that time on. 

Kilauea volcano, the largest crater in the world, and 

located in Hawaii, is frothing with molten lava. Is there any 
cool, calm and retired spot anywhere on the globe these pes- 
tiferous days? 

The meat packers of Chicago have been caught by gov- 
ernment inspectors with having hidden green hides so as to kite 
the prices of shoe leather. Now you know why shoes have 
jumped so high in price. 

Senator Stone's vapid yawpings on personal grievances 

in the Senate recently is another clownish illustration of how an 
ass can bray away the public's time while the big needs of the 
nation are waiting in the ante-room. 

Heney is said to be ticketed as a candidate in the forth- 
coming race for the governorship. There are a lot of Progres- 
sives in the State who would delight to write the directions of 
the hot place they'd like him to go. 

Lloyd George now urges a closer unity among the Allies 

on the ground that they must be one. even as their enemy is one. 
That's the only statement since the friction started that has 
brought a grin to the Kaiser's mug. 

Japan asserts she holds herself responsible for the main- 

tainance of peace in Asia. That statement, according to Jap- 
anese diplomacy, forecasts that the Nippon government is pre- 
paring to grab a fat piece of territory in the near future. 

-Cold storage eggs came down with a plunk this week. 



when Eastern authorities ordered them dumped on the market 
at the rate of ten per cent every two days. Evidently there 
was something rotten in Denmark, or the prevailing boosted 
price mark. 



^ EDITORIAL COMMENT 




A Hospital 
That Charms 



Our representative had occasion re- 
cently to pay a visit to our general 
manager, who was at Dr. Wake- 
field's private Hospital, 1065 Sutter 
street, recovering from an operation. He received quite a new 
impression of hospital life. 

Heretofore our experience had been limited to visits to large 
institutions, where the number of patients was large enough to 
make necessary a great deal of exacting formality, and the ob- 
servance of many somewhat trying rules and regulations. In 
these hospitals the individual was lost in a maze of institutional 
routine. 

In the smaller, personally conducted hospital everything is so 
different. The patient retains his individuality, and is given 
such an amount of personal attention that he feels, almost at 
once, as though he were at home, instead of being in an institu- 
tion. 

Any one who contemplates having to go to a hospital for any 
reason would certainly do well to pay a visit to Dr. Wakefield's 
home-like institution. You do not need to be Dr. Wakefield's 
patient, for any reputable physician or surgeon is welcome to 
bring his patients there. 

You will be much impressed by the magnificence of the oper- 
ating rooms, where every modern technical appliance has been 
provided to safeguard the patient's welfare. You will also be 
charmed with the well appointed, cozy, homelike rooms; with 
the wonderful sun parlor and roof garden; with, in fact, all the 
appointments of the well organized institution. 

The thing that will impress you most, however, is the gen- 
eral atmosphere of the place. Every one works together to 
create a condition characterized by good cheer, harmonious co- 
operation, honest sympathy, thoughtful, efficient service. There 
is a general air of smiling 
good-will that is surely con- 
tagious and surely charm- 
ing. 

jsr 
Farm Labor is Urgently 
Needed. 
The State Council of De- 
fense and the committee of 
fruit growers in joint ses- 
sion have passed a resolu- 
tion recommending that the 
Council of Defense use its 
good offices in an attempt 
to remove the bars to the 
importation of Mexican 
labor. There are three such 
bars : the literacy test, the 
head tax of eight dollars 
each, and the $500 bond 
from each employer that 
such imported laborer shall 
not become a public charge. 
Along the same line of en- 
deavor the California De- 
velopment Board is urging 
the importation of experi- 
enced farmers from North- 
ern China, to be returned to 
their homes on the issuance 
of the proclamation of 
peace closing the war. The 
impelling causes for the 
adoption of that resolution 
by the Development Board 
were two : the highest pos- 
sible efficiency of the pro- 
duction of foodstuffs and 
the importation of farm 
labor that cannot remain to 
compete with American 
labor following the an- THE DANCE OF DEATH-The Kaisc 
nouncement of peace. There started at your bidding: I slop when I choose.' 




were indications that the majority of the fruit growers' com- 
mittee favored the resolution, but having been warned that a 
federal investigation of the labor shortage might result in cut- 
ting off the non-essentials, in fruits and the like, the members 
confined themselves to recommending the Mexicans. 

Experienced labor employers who know the Mexican situation 
thoroughly, state that there is a supply of idle labor there, but 
inefficient because of lack of proper nourishment due to the 
banditti warfare in many sections of that country. In those 
parts where peace is maintained and business is promising, the 
resident laborers do not care to leave their homes to work in a 
foreign country. Good laborers, according to one authority, 
may be had in Mexico City, if the men are consulted privately 
and quietly made ready for their journey. German propa- 
ganda and German activities are still rampant there, and the 
Mexican laborers dislike being mixed up in it. Reports scat- 
tered by the Germans that Mexican laborers are being horribly 
treated in California. To play the game double and attract Mexi- 
cans back from California to Mexico. German agents in this city 
are sending circulars into the Mexican quarters announcing that 
the Mexican government is seizing all the big land holdings in 
that country for the purpose of dividing it for distribution 
among the peons, "and now is the time for all Mexicans in the 
U. S. A. to return to Mexico and acquire their share of the pub- 
lic domain." Hundreds of Mexicans along the Rio Grande bor- 
der are returning to Mexico monthly, owing to this wiley form 
of German propaganda. 

The situation is somewhat ominous. California is facing one 
of the dryest winters in over twenty years, and every possible 
effort should be made to bring crops to as large a quantity as 
possible through the great irrigation districts. The secretary 
of the Farmers' Committee of the California Development 

Board has received letters 
from all over the State 
promising more acreage 
if labor to cultivate and har- 
vest is assured. Labor is 
urgently wanted that will 
not compete with our boys 
when they come back from 
the front. 

SB- 
Steel Starved is the 

Shipping Board. 
There is evidently a kink 
somewhere in the plans of 
the U. S. Shipping Board 
that was to supply a mini- 
imum new merchant ma- 
rine tonnage of 6.000.000 
tons by the close of 1918. in 
order to supply the allied 
nations with needful bot- 
toms. In fact, the ship- 
ping board at that time 
cheerfully declared that 
they could easily exceed 
that amount of tonnage, and 
at one time it was an- 
nounced that 8.000,000 tons 
would be furnished. All 
these camouflage claims 
were of the piffle order, and 
it is fairly well understood 
now by those in a position 
to criticise the situation that 
the probable output of ship- 
ping of merchant vessels 
during 1918 will be one- 
half the estimate, or 3.000,- 
000 tons. Experts declare 
that the failure is largely 
due to a lack of housing for 
ship carpenters. It now de- 
velops that there is neces- 



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"Slcpl Slopl I'm tired." Death—"! 
[Reproduced from Punch, by permission] 



February 2, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



sity to house 5.000 men at the shipyards at Newport News 
alone, but they cannot find homes. So far the committee have 
been unable to get an appropriation to construct the buildings. 
In the face of all these apparently silly methods, those in 
charge continue to declare that with the proper service at hand 
they can readily turn out 5.000.000 tons of shipping annually, 
and, if forced, to produce 10.000,000 tons per year. Talking 
seems to be very cheap in that neck of the shipbuilding woods. 
There is something rotten in the system of government ship- 
building if the statements offered can be relied upon. The 
Shipping Board and Emergency Fleet Corporation that is han- 



dling this immensely big project for the government should 
know by this time what is necessary to be done under their 
jurisdiction and how to do it. The Shipping Board has been 
somewhat of a negative body ever since it was launched and 
christened with temperamental derangement — ever since the 
famous heated contest between Colonel Goethals and Attorney 
Denman. It is high time that this board make a satisfactory 
showing to the country or drop out of sight so that a compe- 
tent board may replace them, and key up the important task of 
turning out the number of tonnage that has been promised the 
waiting Allies. 



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TOWN CRIER 



The "write up"' of a local newspaper covering a few of 

the gambling places that have been opened in this city uncovers 
no new surprise. Old Nick has been developing this kind of 
petty thievery under the cloak of social gatherings for sev- 
eral years past. Its materialization is very much like that of 
the drug fiends : deprive them of their usual dope, and they re- 
sort to some drug new to them that possesses an essential of 
their former opiate. As usual, there will be a camouflage dis- 
play of activity by the authorities to eradicate these card par- 
ties with their discount "prizes," and the practice will flop into 
activity again under more restrictive retirement. Oakland and 
San Jose have had their little throes of the same malady and 
are now having new Jazz sensations to maintain their running 
with the giddy spirit of the times. Great days these. Even 
the weather man takes his days off and gambles in solo that it 
won't rain. 

The Hun on his own heath is rabidly turning out all 

forms of venom and threats regarding the pitiable plight of the 
U. S. A., in struggling to make good its promises and obliga- 
tions to its allies. Now comes the Nord-Deutsche Allgemeine 
Zeitung, a strong official organ of the German Government, and 
declares that the United States is so alarmed at the submarine 
menace, together with the wild idea that the Japanese are pre- 
paring some wicked menace against this country, that Uncle 
Sam has decided to keep his army at home indefinitely, and to 
send to Europe 90.000.000 bushels of wheat instead of sol- 
diers. Every effort is being made by the Teuton leaders to 
hypnotize the people into the idea that the proposed Yankee 
army is all "bluff," a scarecrow that will dry up and blow 
away with the winter's winds. The weak spot in all this 
blatherskite twaddle is the fact that so much stress and printers' 
ink is being thrown away in the everlasting insistence of the 
"blow-up" of the promised American troops. 

While Secretary Baker is under fire of criticism and at 

the very striking time when he announces publicly that 1.000.- 
000 are under arms and ready. Secretary Daniels is referred to 
by a well known English navy critic in eulogistic phrases: "Be- 
fore the war no cabinet minister at Washington was more criti- 
cized. Since the war no cabinet minister can point to greater 
achievement." Any one with an American sense of humor must 
relish the present extraordinary immunity of Secretary Daniels 
from criticism, even in the face of the rabid oil men who have 
made all kinds of political attempts to wrest from him the rich 
petroleum deposits in the Naval Reserves located here in Cali- 
fornia. So far, Secretary Daniels has defeated all their efforts, 
and is continuing to insure the government's share of oil there 
for the navy. Once those rich petroleum holdings of oil are 
gobbled by outsiders, the price for oil to the navy for govern- 
ment purposes could be put at any figure. 

A rather hard cocoanut to crack in the way of municipal 

imbecility or other form of political rottenness is the construc- 
tion of the city's two garbage incinerating plants at a cost of 
$225,216, on which $314,348 has been paid, or $59,320 more 
than was named in the contract — and nothing in the shape of 
usable reduction plants are in sight. The city attorney ac- 
knowledges that the municipality has no case, and nobody 
seems to know "nawthin' " about the where and whence of the 
money. It would be rather interesting to trace the hole wherein 
it disappeared, but as usual nobody gives a tinker's damn about 
money that is already lost. 



Jerusalem has been captured and so has Bagdad, both 

fattening the measure and bringing great joy to the victorious 
Britons, who have snatched the Holy Land from the unspeak- 
able Turk. It was a great and glorious victory! Sure: but 
from some of the comments of a number of eminent critics of 
warfare, it were very much wiser had the English left the Holy 
Land in the hands of the Turk, with his other interminable 
troubles. It is fairly well known now that if England had left 
the Turks to prowl around the deserts of Western Asia and 
chase their shadows over the sands, these same English soldiers 
would have greatly stiffened the British lines on the northern 
line of battle in Europe. The British blow at Cambrai might 
have shattered completely the German line there instead of only 
denting it. Also the huge sums of money in transporting these 
same soldiers to Bagdad and the Holy Land were an enormous 
side drain on the exchequer that might have been used to great 
profit nearer home. Mistakes have sprinkled war actions since 
the opening day. and the Germans, with all their grandiose and 
bluffing claims of preparedness and carefully mapped plans 
have splashed in the muddles as frequently as the Allies. 

The passing political panorama shows that Heney is 

making his initial plans for a campaign; if he wins, his machine 
will furnish President Wilson with a well-knit organization for 
the Presidential contest, almost three years hence. Something 
of that character is indispensable to mobilize the widely scat- 
tered votes that helped him so unexpectedly to carry California 
in the last Presidential contest. The activity of Heney's fol- 
lowers naturally impels the Stephens legion to gather more 
closely in protecting the capital and its political emoluments. 
Johnson will have to show his hand in the very near future if 
he hopes to keep together what is left of his old machine. 
Mayor Rolph has cleaned up all his shipping business in the 
East, and will soon return. It is known that he is bringing back 
a number of big ideas that would mean much to the municipality 
during the war time period, but apparently all ideas of a politi- 
cal character are locked up in his vault. However, the race for 
the governorship still remains somewhat in a nebulous condition. 



NEXT YEAR. 



Up and down the street I know. 

Now that there is Grief and War 
All day long the people go 

As they went before; 

But when now the lads go by — 

Careless look and careless glance — 

My heart wonders — "Which shall lie 
Still next year in France?" 

When the girls go fluttering — 

Flushing cheek and tossing head — 

My heart says, "Next year shall bring 
Which a lover dead?" 

Lord, let Peace be kind and fleet — 

Put an end to Grief and War; 
Let them walk the little street 

Careless as before! 
— Margaret Widdemer in Everybody's Magazine. 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 2, 1918 



German Atrocities Reviewed by Diaries of Hun Prisoners 



When those who prepared the field-service rules of the Ger- 
man Army advised each soldier to keep a diary, they over- 
looked the possibility of these human documents falling into 
the hands of the enemy, thereby convicting them, as if by 
their own lips, of the atrocities that have followed in the wake 
of the invading Hun. 

The United States Government is in possession of many of 
these diaries, taken from German prisoners, and they have been 
published in a pamphlet in which the war-practices of the Ger- 
mans are set forth. Here are some extracts which reveal the 
varying sentiments of the writers as they compiled the record 
of each day's horrors : 

A horrible bath of blood. The whole village burned, the 
French thrown into the blazing houses, civilians with the rest. 
(From the diary of Private Hassemer of the Eighth Army 
Corps.) 

In the night of August 18-19 the village of Saint-Maurice was 
punished for having fired on German soldiers by being burned 
to the ground by German troops (two regiments, the Twelfth 
landwehr and the Seventeenth.) The village was surrounded, 
men posted about a yard from one another, so that no one could 
get out. Then the Uhlans set fire to it, house by house. Nei- 
ther man. woman nor child could escape . . . Any one who 
ventured to come out was shot down. All the inhabitants left 
in the village were burned with the houses. (From the diary 
of Private Karl Scheufele of the Third Bavarian Regiment of 
landwehr infantry. ) 

At ten o'clock in the evening the first battalion of the One 
Hundred and Seventy-eighth marched down the steep incline 
into the burning village to the north of Dinant — a terrific spec- 
tacle of ghastly beauty. At the entrance to the village lay about 
fifty dead civilians, shot for having fired upon our troops from 
ambush. In the course of the night many others were also shot, 
so that we counted over two hundred. Women and children, 
lamp in hand, were forced to look on at the horrible scene. We 
ate our rice later in the midst of the corpses, for we had had 
nothing since morning. When we searched the houses we found 
plenty of wine and spirit, but no eatables. Captain Hamann 
was drunk. (This last phrase in shorthand.) (From the diary 
of Private Philipp of the One Hundred and Seventy-eighth 
Regiment of Infantry, Twelfth Army Corps.) 

August 23d. Sunday (between Birnal and Dinant. village of 
Dison.) At 11 o'clock the order came to advance after the ar- 
tillery has thoroughly prepared the ground ahead. The Pio- 
neers and Infantry Regiment. One Hundred and Seventy-eighth. 
were marching in front of us. Near a small village the latter 
was fired on by the inhabitants. About 220 inhabitants were 
shot and the village was burned. Artillery is continuously 
shooting. The village lies in a large ravine. Just now. 6 
o'clock in the afternoon, the crossing of the Maas begins near 
Dinant. . . . All villages, chateaux and houses are burned 
down during this night. It was a beautiful sight to see the fires 
all around us in the distance. (From the diary of Matbern. 
Fourth Company. Eleventh Jager Battalion, Marburg.) 

But here are three entries that show the hearts of the writers 
to have been still free from the taint of blood lust: 

At 5 o'clock we were ordered by the officer in command of 
the regiment to shoot all the male inhabitants of Nomeny. be- 
cause the population was foolishly attempting to stay the ad- 
vance of the German troops by force of arms. We broke into 
the houses and seized all who resisted, in order to execute 
them according to martial law. 

The houses which had not been already destroyed by the 
French artillery and our own were set on fire by us, so that 
nearly the whole town was reduced to ashes. It is a terrible 
sight when helpless women and children, utterly destitute, are 
herded together and driven into France. (From the diary of 
Private Fisher. Eighth Bavarian Regiment of Infantry, Thirty- 
third Reserve Division.) 

The inhabitants have fled in the village. It was horrible. 
There was clotted blood on all the boards, and what faces one 
saw, terrible to behold. The dead, sixty in all, were at once 
buried. Among them were many old women, some old men, 
awful to see; three children had clasped each other and died 
thus. (From the diary of Lance-corporal Paul Spielmann of 
the Ersatz. First Brigade of Infantry of the Guard.) 



In the night the inhabitants of Liege became mutinous. Forty 
persons were shot and fifteen houses demolished; ten soldiers 
shot. The sights here make one cry. 



THE CHIVALRY OF THE AIR. 

La Nazione. of Florence, has received from Paris the follow- 
ing particulars respecting the funeral of the famous French 
aviator, Guynemer, who fell behind the enemy lines. 

The disappearance of Guynemer was made known through- 
out the whole of the French air service, but no news of his 
death was to hand until on one of the French aerodromes a 
German aeroplane dropped a package. This package contained 
a uniform, a pocket case, and a letter. The uniform, which was 
bloodstained, belonged to the heroic and unfortunate aviator. 

In the pocket case were bank notes. 

The letter came from the commander of the German aviation 
corps on the Western front. It contained an invitation to the 
French aviation corps to come and assist at the obsequies of 
Guynemer. The most complete security and absolute liberty 
of passage over the lines of fire were guaranteed, both for the 
journey out and return. It was expressly stated that the French 
aviators could fly close to the ground. No shot would be fired. 

On the day fixed, at dawn. 15 French aviators, an entire 
squadron, with a captain at the head, traversed the enemy lines 
and made for the place indicated in the letter of invitation. 

After descending the aviators, accompanied by their adver- 
saries, made for the village close by where the body of Guyne- 
mer lay. In the modest church Frenchmen and Germans joined 
together in the religious ceremony, which was brief but moving. 
Wreaths sent, in some cases by the families of the German avi- 
ators, were then placed upon the coffin. 

In the adjoining cemetery a German officer paid tribute to 
the fallen aviator. Nor was a tribute of homage to French avia- 
tion omitted. The officer declared that German aviation felt it- 
self to be the disciple of the French, who were masters of cour- 
age and hardihood in the realm of aeronautics. "Germany." he 
added, "will never forget Guynemer." 

Many eyes were wet. Many were the handclasps when the 
ceremony finished. Thereupon the guide accompanied the 
Frenchmen to the field where their machines were which, dur- 
ing the ceremony, had been refilled with petrol, starting the en- 
gines, and got ready for return. 

An hour afterwards the French aviators descended behind 
their own lines. 



The introduction of aerobatics by airmen is causing grave 

concern among golfers. A member of a North London club 
says that he has stopped playing after being chased off the 
course by young pilots who swoop down almost upon him and 
then fly off. 

Who could hit a shot with that sort of thing happening?" 
says this golfer, adding. "Still, they are wonderful boys." 



ROCKEFELLER PILING MILLIONS. 
County Auditor Zangerle of Cleveland. O.. this week sent 
figures and information on the property holdings of John D. 
Rockefeller in Cuyahoga County to J. A. Cantor, president of 
the New York City tax department. The figures show Rocke- 
feller holds 247.692 shares of Standard Oil stock, worth $569,- 
000.000. and held real property in Cuyahoga County worth 
$311,000,000 in 1914. Zangerle says Rockefeller owns many 
other millions in United States Steel and other stocks, and has 
paid less than $10,000 taxes here in four years. 



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SOCHL^PERSOML ITEMS 



ENGAGEMENTS. 
EASTON-EATON. — Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss 

Anna Easton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Giles Nelson Easton, of Oak- 

i and, and S tel Grover Eaton of San Diego. 

MARKS -SICHER. — Mr. and Mrs. David Marks of San Mateo recently an- 

nounred tlio •■ii^a-emcnt of their daughter, Miss Lorain e Marks, to 

Erwin J. SIcher of St. Louis. 
SILBKRBERG-CARDWELL.— Mr. and Mrs. Max Silberberg announce the 

engagement of their daughter, Miss Blanche Silberberg, to Harold H. 

Cs i dwell of Oakland. 
SW1FT-GAWTHORNE. — Cards sent through the mails brought news of 

the engagement of Miss Jessie Evelyn Swift, daughter of Mrs. J. Wm. 

Swift of Berkeley, and Dr. Frederick Arthur Gawthorne of this city. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS 

BROWN -ANGELIi. — The wedding of Miss Helen Holmes Brown and Percy 
Richard Angell is to take place next Monday evening at the home of 
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.William L. Brown, in Berkeley. 

WOOD-WHITE. — Much interest is evinced in the approaching marriage, 
February Oth, in Baltimore, of Miss Margaret Wood and "Victor White. 

WEDDINGS. 

ABBOTT-REEVES.— The marriage of Miss Arline Abbott, the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey E. Abbott of Salinas, and Lieutenant William 
Rollin Reeves, surgeon to the 145th Field Artillery, was solemnized 
recently. 

BROWN-ROBINSON.— A marriage that is of great interest in this city 
took place Wednesday in Washington, D. C., when Miss Lois Hart- 
well Brown became the bride of Lieutenant Stephen Boutwell Robin- 
son. United Slates Navy. 

DAVIS-PORTER. — Announcement cards have been received of the mar- 
riage of Lieutenant L. Spencer Davis to Miss Marie Porter. 

MATNARD-COTKEND ALL.— Miss Katherine E. Maynard, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Blayney Maynard, became the bride of Kenneth McKee 
Coykendall, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Coykendall. 

SARGENT -FISKE. — Announcement is made Of the marriage of Lieutenant 
Bradley Sargent, Jr.. and Mrs. Ethel G. Fiske in Fort Douglas, Ariz. 

SACHS- SHARER.— An interesting event of Friday was the man 

Miss Madeleine Sachs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. ii. Sachs of Den- 
ver, and Captain Robert Allan Sharer, United States Army. 

TEAS. 

BOVEREAUX. — On the afternoon of February 9th, Miss Margaret Bove- 
reaux is planning to entertain for Miss Alice Buteau, the flu 
Frank C. Bell. 

BRYANT.— Mrs. William A. Bryant entertained her friends at a tea 
Tuesday aftei noon, 

CLIFTON. — Interesting among the social happenings of the month was 
the tea at which Mrs Horace Bradford Clifton was hostea 
afternoon at her residence on BrodericH b1 i. 

: mi. Mrs. Marshall Dill was hostess at an informal tea Tuesday after- 
noon at her home In Dlvlsadero street 

DU BOIS. — Miss Hannah im Bols entertained a group of friends Info 
Wednesday afternoon at tea at her apartment on California stn 

TURNER.— In honor of Miss Florence Wendllng, visiting here from i 

natl, Miss Madeleine Turner entertained with ,i tea Thursday after- 
noon, 

WILLIAMS, Miss Margery Williams invited a few friends to ei 
Informal tea at her home on Thursday . 

LUNCHEONS. 
At/LtEN. -Mrs. Carl Allen and her daughter, Miss Dorothy Allen. 

i lined at a luncheon given at the Woman's Athletic dub to-day. The 
honoi Ruby Mcljellan, 

BROTJGH PI '"-- tfi 'tain with a Inn- I 

the Palace Hotel Monday Following the luncheon the 

hostess and her guests will attend the matinee. 

iii in honor of Miss Elisabeth Haas, whose wedding to Horai 

is to take plai e In i Oakland the latter pari of this month, Mrs. William 
Bide will ] luncheon to ■ 

HIGOINS. Prec dine the symphony concert on Friday afternoon. Mrs 
lined a number of friends at luncheon 
Prat t the party enjoyed the concert. 

GRACE!.— The ] 

Thursday afternoon when Mrs Joseph T. Grace entertained a group of 
■ ruls. 
JOHNSON.- Miss Helen Johnson entertained at a luncheon on We 
ternoon at her home on Jackson street. 
!'kv Mr. and Mis. Richard lacCreery, who are am 
delightful ' I a number of frlei 

luncheon Sunday afternoon, 
ROSJ3NFKU) Mrs Henry Rosenfeld was hostess at ■ lan< 

Woman's Athletic Club Wednes < 
SPROt'LE. \t the Invlts and Mrs Wra S rroup of 

friends I for luncheon Sunday afternoon at their home on 

flc avenue. After* ird tl ■ the San Fi - phony 

i by the hosts and V 
WALK! ' will entertain B mimlvr of friends ln- 

tub at lunel: 
WVM.w 1 at luncheon Tuuisuna 

in honor of Mrs. William Watson, who Is visiting' here fmm \jtm 




DINNERS. 

EYRE.— Atherton Eyre entertained a group of the debutante set at din- 
ner Friday evening, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward 
Li. Eyre, on Buchanan street. 

HART.— Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hamilton Hart presided Wednesday night 
at a dinner party. 

HUNT.— With Mrs. Paul Fagan as the honored guest, an enjoyable dinner 
party was given Monday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Warren 
Hunt, Jr. 

HUNT.— Miss Cornelia Kemper was guest of honor at a dinner party at 
which Mr. and Mrs. Charles Warren Hunt, Jr., entertained their 
friends at the Palace Hotel Monday evening. 

KEMPER. — Miss Cornelia Kemper, who is enjoying a visit in town from 
her home in San Luis Obispo, was the honored guest at a dinner party 
Wednesday evening by Lawrence Gray. 

LAWSON. — Mr. and Mrs. John Lawson will entertain a group of friends 
at dinner on the evening of February 12th. Afterward, with their 
guests, they will attend the Mardi Gras ball. 

NEWHALL. — Complimentary to Captain and Mrs. Henry Foster Dutton 
was the enjoyable dinner at which Mr. and Mrs. George W. Newhall 
presided on Monday evening. 

SMITH— The home of Mrs. Robert Hayes -Smith, on Pacific avenue, was 
the scene of an informal dinner party on Monday evening. 

WHITE. — Dr. and Mrs. Fillmore White of Third avenue entertained with 
an informal little dinner party at their home last Tuesday evening. 
CARDS. 

McNTJLTT,— Mrs. James McNulty has invited a few friends to an infor- 
mal afternoon of bridge to be enjoyed at her home this afternoon. 
ARRIVALS. 

BURGIN. — Mrs. Henry T. Burgln has returned from New York. 

FORDERER — Mrs, George tforderer, who has been visiting in the East 
for several wei i returned to town a few days ago. 

HUEBNER.— Mrs. Ernest Leopold Ruebner is here from New York visit- 
ing her mother, ^se. 

JACKSON.— Mr. and Mis, Morley S. Jackson are receiving a cordial wel- 

MURPHT. — Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Murphy, who have been In New York 

most of the winter, are home again. 
WATSON.- It will be Of interest to her many friends of the smart set to 
<>f the arrival of Mrs, William Watson from Los Angeles for a 

brief 
W1NSLOW.— Completing a delightful visit of several weeks In San Diego, 

Mrs, Stetson WlnsloW and Mrs Henry Kt. iio;ir and their daughters, 

the Misses Mary Louise Wlnalow and Helen St. Goar, returned from 
the south. 

DEPARTURES. 
BARKER.— Mra EL Frank Barker sailed this week for Japan, where she 

r part of the last few 
GRUNDY. U ■■ Monday for Minneapolis, thence to 

go to New York will Join her husband. Lieutenant Grundj 

of the Navy. 
rTEEBNIEB Mr. and Mrs Ernest Leopold Efeebner, who have been here 
from New York for a visit of sevei 
Thursday. 
SNYDER bHSS Mary T. BajHi f"r several weeks as the 

guest of her brother and sister-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. John T. Border, 
at their home in Hr-'adway. has returned to her home in Bethlehem. 

Pennsylvania. 

\VAI.KT-:k — Mr. and Mis. Talbol Walker went smith Monday morning to 
take possession of the Bents Barbara home whieh they have rented for 
I tl months. 
WOOD.— Mrs WiUinm Harl w l has left f" P Southern California. 

INTIMATIONS. 

Prance sines last April. 
[ work, arrived in New Tork, and will be there for 
it a month with her parents. Mr and Mrs. William 11. Crorker. 
PAIR. Mr. and Mrs Brucs Fair an dished in a pretty house 

whieh the] 'ly bought. 

GOGGIN.— -Mr* Alfi is having s series of small affairs as a 

ike street. 
- who has mad- i I the Cllfl II 

the i apartments In Pine street, where 

I for the winter. 
Ifi PTJCB. — sfn trned from Long; fVaeh. and plans to 

remain In S the time i 

•a Bar- 
. to. 
NIKHI.'" New York and will pass 

PILUBBURY.- who are In San 

- 

tmllr. who were with the 
Murphys at the sera* ■ «T of 

the Santa t nado for a short time. 

Mass Ar- 
rlends at their apartments on 
Van N 

ToNn p e n a fd the week-end as gveeta of 
Mr. si 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 2, 1918 




Engagement Revives Old Tale. 

The news of the engagement and marriage of Mrs. Lillian 
Wagner Moore to an Eastern army officer is the most interest- 
ing bit of pleasant gossip which has stirred interest in many 
a day. 

The bride-elect is a sister of Mrs. Tom Eastland, and was 
considered the most beautiful girl in San Francisco when she 
made her debut twenty years ago. She was tall and slender, 
with quantities of lovely golden hair and squared up to the pro- 
portions of what was known in those days as "the Gibson girl." 
Her marriage to Avery McCarthy was a society event, and the 
McCarthy family of two little girls and a boy was considered 
an example of domestic bliss. It was not until the estrangement 
between the husband and wife had reached the breaking point 
that her friends realized that discord was ruling the bailiwick. 
After the sudden death of the little boy they took their troubles 
into the divorce courts, and Avery McCarthy went south, where 
he went into realty operations and married a Los Angeles belle. 

e s a 

Mrs. Lillian Wagner-Moore's Story. 

Lillian Wagner McCarthy's engagement was rumored many 
times. Young Breckenridge. the grandson of the Tevises, was 
her devoted slave, and many believed that he took his life be- 
cause she would not listen to his suit — in which every one sym- 
pathized with her. as the disparity in their years made their 
marriage preposterous from the conventional standpoint, which 
demands seniority in the man. When a woman arrives at the 
sere and yellow, and marries a stripling youth, it can be classi- 
fied as one form of marriage a la mode, but when a woman in 
the early thirties marries a mere lad. it has no standing whatso- 
ever in the marriage market! So in spite of the tragedy of 
young Breckenridge's death, even those who believed that it 
was sorrow over the lady, did not blame her. 

Mrs. McCarthy finally married Moore, a wealthy man. who 
kept up a magnificent establishment down the peninsula way. 
He himself had been married and divorced. He had come to 
California from Australia, I believe, and had brought the noble 
beginnings of a fortune, which he increased to magnificent pro- 
portions in the days following the Spanish-American war. He 
had one of the famous racing stables of these parts, and went 
in for all kinds of sports. In spite of his generous spending, 
and his many friends among the men, he had never really ar- 
rived in that holy of holy inner set. the destinies of which are 
ruled by the wives, not the men. 

After his marriage to the beautiful Mrs. McCarthy, he built 
one of the show places down the peninsula, but it burned to the 
ground before they had a chance to enjoy it. Business specula- 
tions began to turn out badly, and they had to shave off the 
splendor of their way of living. 

The tragedy that came was more like one in the movies than 
in real life. Moore had become insanely jealous and suspected 
every one who even spoke to his wife. He shot the chauffeur, 
who recovered, but the story of his own tragic death made front 
page copy for many a day. Mrs. Moore went abroad and de- 
clared that she would never again set foot here. But the war 
drove her back to America, as it did other expatriates, and this 
marriage to an army officer is the culmination of a romance 
which began in Southern California immediately after her ar- 
rival. Those who chanced to see her there say that she is still 
a very beautiful woman, with the same charming, reserved 
manner which was one of her chief assets. 

© © © 
Alvah Kaime Returns to Santa Barbara. 

Mr. Alvah Kaime. who has been visiting here with his mother 
and sister, has returned to Santa Barbara. Young Kaime and 
his bride-elect. Miss Alejandra Macondray, have been the motif 
of much entertaining the past fortnight, and while it has all 
been on the simple, informal scale which the war imposes, their 
calendar has nevertheless been crowded. Miss Macondray's 



relatives and friends are all delighted with her choice. "Allie'' 
(which is the way her friends curtail her Spanish name) Ma- 
condray is one of the very charming girls in the debutante set, 
and while with the others she has had to forego the formalities 
of the debutantes" doings of other days, she has nevertheless 
had a very exciting first season. 

In the first place her chum. Miss Helen Tallant, played the 
leading role in one of the sudden military marriages which have 
made the season glow with surprise. As the two girls lived in 
the same house with their mothers. Miss Macondray got more 
than the thrill of being maid of honor. 

Lieutenant Winthrop Austin had hardly departed with his 
bride for American Lake when his friend. Alvah Kaime. per- 
suaded Miss Macondray to marry him. No girl could ask for 
more pleasurable excitement in her first season than to announce 
her own engagement and to be maid of honor at the marriage 
of her best friend. 

© © © 

Inherits a Mere Million. 

Alvah Kaime is one of the young men blessed with excess 
worldly goods. His father is a very wealthy man. and the 
family spend their winters in Santa Barbara, where they have 
a very beautiful place. He will, in a few months, inherit some- 
thing like a million dollars from the estate of his grandfather 
on his mother's side, this estate having been held in trust until 
Alvah Kaime should reach his majority, which will be in a few 
months. So the young people will start life assured of the 
mere trifle of a million or so. Kaime wants to go into the 
aviation service, so their plans of a future home are contingent 
upon the war. The weddiing date has not yet been set. 
© © © 

Frank Hooper Engaged. 

Another engagement announcement of the week, which inter- 
ests a large circle of people, is that of Frank Hooper and Miss 
Charlotte Morehouse of Spokane, Washington. Miss Morehouse 
has visited here many times, and has endeared herself to many 
people, who are sincerely congratulating the Hooper family on 
the acquisition of so charming a girl as Miss Morehouse. 

Frank Hooper's father. John Hooper, is one of the well known 
financial figures in San Francisco, and has recently successfully 
carried out a shipping deal which gave Peter Kyne the founda- 
tion of the story which has recently been running in the Satur- 
day Evening Post. 

© © © 

The Boyd-Payne Wedding. 

The wedding of Miss Aileen Boyd and William Payne, at the 
home of the bride's parents at San Carlos, took a number of 
people down the peninsular way. and house parties galore are 
being given there this week, many of the hosts insisting that 
their guests remain over for the week end. 

Miss Boyd made a very beautiful bride, and the setting was 
surpassingly lovely, a belated summer making the country 
seem more like June than February. And while it's despairing 
weather for farmers, it's very nice for weddings, and the radiant 
day in the lovely San Carlos setting will long be remembered. 

© © © 
Belgian Baby Relief Entertainment. 

Arrangements are complete for the "Belgian baby relief en- 
tertainment" to be given Friday afternoon. February 8th, in the 
Colonial ball room of the St. Francis Hotel. The entertain- 
ment was offered to the California commission for relief in 
Belgium and France. 337 Mills building, by Mrs. Harriet Fay 
Richards. Everything on the program is voluntary, such a 
world-famous operatic soprano as Mme. Jeanne Jomelli having 
volunteered her assistance, and she will be heard in selections. 
Mme. Jomelli is of Belgian birth, and is particularly interested 
in seeing that the entertainment is a success. Other features 
of the program will be the showing of the wonderful seven reel 
film, "The Belgian," through the courtesy of the United States 
exhibitors. It is a gripping story of Belgium, exposing the 
treacherous nature of the Germans, and showing the "inside" 
of their spy system. Other numbers on the program will be 
selections by the Neapolitan Mandolin Club under Miss Lily 
Sherwood; "John Gilpin's Ride." by the San Francisco Musical 
Club, under Miss H. Startmuller; features by the pupils of Mrs. 
Richards' schools, and the appearance of little Gaetene Britt, 
the child violinist of Belgium. Tickets for the performance 



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can be had from the relief commission, 337 Mills building, room 
388 St. Francis Hotel, or at Sherman, Clay & Co. Among the 
sponsors of the entertainment are large numbers of the most 
prominent residents. 

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Public Reception and Dance at Fairmont. 

The public is cordially invited to be present at a reception 
and dance to be held at the Fairmont Hotel, Wednesday even- 
ing. February 6th, at 8 :30 p. m., on the occasion of the unveil- 
ing of "Regeneration," a statue by Signor G. B. Portanova, a 
distinguished sculptor. Supper served at 10 p. m., $1 per cover. 
Dancing until one o'clock. Reservations should be made for 
tables at the Fairmont. The committee in charge is : Ettore 
Patrizi, P. Demartini, Signor Giuseppe Jollain, Pro. S. Mar- 
tinez, Dr. P. C. Merlo, J. Nilsen Laurvik, Dr. J. G. Kasai, Geo. 
Sterling. Jean J. Pfister, Edgar Walter. Among the patrons and 
patronesses are : Mr. and Mrs. J. Rolph, Mayor of San Fran- 
cisco; P. Margotti, Italian Consul; Mr. and Mrs. A. Carnegie 
Ross. British Consul; J. Neltner, French Consul; Mr. and Mrs. 
Masanao Hanihara, Japanese Consul ; F. K. Fong, Chinese Con- 
sul; Mr. and Mrs. S. Drion, Belgian Consul; Mr. and Mrs. Conde 
Del Valle Salazar, Spanish Consul; Mr. and Mrs. D. Soares, 
Portuguese Consul; Mrs. A. B. Spreckels, Mrs. E. J. Tobin, 
Mrs. J. Mora Moss. Mrs. Eleanor Martin, Mrs. Henry T. Scott. 
Miss Edith Caubu. 

© © © 

Arrivals at Hotel Plaza. 

Among the arrivals from all points of the world at the Hotel 
Plaza, this week, are: Mrs. R. M. Hendeson. Crockett; Fletcher 
A. Sharp, Santa Rosa; Mr. and Mrs. A. Schmidt. San Jose; Mr. 
and Mrs. A. S. Karkon, U. S. A. ; Mrs. Irene Franklin, Los An- 
geles; M. A. Brown, Chicago; Mrs. C. I. Urbutt, Chicago; Rob- 
ert Sharp, Lieut. Kemp and Lieut, Hammett, Camp Fremont; 
Thomas R. Hill, Philadelphia; L. Williams and wife, San Jose; 
Margaret Rummil, Battle Creek, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. 
Wheeler, St. Helena; Mr. and Mrs. George Austin Moore, Louis- 
ville, Ky. ; Mr. and Mrs. C. Flynn and wife, Santa Barbara; Miss 
L. Vile, Hollister; Belle Quinn. San Jose; E. C. Pitcher and 
wife, Hayward; Mrs. L. Weis. Vancouver. B. C; Mrs. T. Cap- 
pin, Stockton; Mrs. H. R. Clark, Piedmont; Mrs. B. A. Beard. 
Stockton; Mrs. A. F. Stevens and Miss Margaret Stevens. 
Healdsburg; Leonia Cook, New York; James M. Powell. Miss 
Powell, Angel Island; J. R. Lusk. Oakland; A. Bernheim and 
wife, Vallejo; P. Latz and wife, Modesto; W. C. Logan, wife 
and daughter. Mountain View; W. L. Knight and wife, Sacra- 
mento; H. E. Marshall, wife and son. Roundup Monte; Dr. T. B. 
Brennan, U. S. N.; Geo. M. Hauck and wife. Marysville; Mr. 
and Mrs. Earl Lindsay. Monterey; J. P. O'Donnell. Chicago; 
Mrs. C. Oliver. Sacramento; Mrs. W. Bradley. Mrs. Webster. 
Tacoma; Mrs. L. B. Nichols, Los Angeles; Mrs. A. J. Fair- 
banks, Willits; Mrs. M. A. Lindow. Napa; Miss Mounell. Santa 
Rosa; Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Smith, San Francisco; Captain and 
Mrs. A. J. Bush. Camp Fremont; Walter H. Cambridge, San 
Mateo; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce L Dray. Los Angeles; Mrs. F. R. 
Dras, Sacramento; Mrs. Waldo Rolnert, Gilroy; Mrs. Wm. Bin- 
der. San Jose; Mrs. M. E. Parker. Mrs. C. H. McDonnell. Sac- 
ramento; Mrs. M. M. Foote. Cleveland. Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. H. 
O. Henderson. Capitola; Miss R. Horm, Fresno; Mrs. L. H. 
Church, Rio Vista; Miss M. E. Cunningham. Stockton; Dr. and 
Mrs. J. O. Owens. Jr., San Francisco; Mrs. Hemning. Shang- 
hai, China. 

8 8 8 

Mr. Walter Baker has assumed his duties at the Fairmont 
Hotel as Assistant Manager. He recently returned from Yoko- 
hama. Japan, where he was associated with the Grand Hotel in 
an executive capacity. Before going to the Orient. Mr. Baker 
was connected with the Hotel Oakland, Oakland. 



OBITUARY. 



Charles Lott Davis, son of the late W. H. and Elinor Davis, 
beloved husband of Helen Wright Davis, and father of Halleck 
G. and Charles Paxton Davis, a native of California, aged 52. 
passed away in his home in Alameda, this week. Mr. Davis 
was well known in banking and financial circles. For a long 
period he was attached to the official staff of Wells Fargo Ne- 
vada National Bank. At the time of his demise he was assist- 
ant cashier of that institution. 



END OF THE THEATRICAL CAREER OF MARCUS 
MAYER. 

The announcement that Marcus Mayer, a popular manager 
and particularly known a generation ago, in connection with 
Henry E. Abbey in the management of the Metropolitan, of 
various theatres and great stars, had been stricken with hemor- 
rhage of the brain, will be sad news to the old timers. 

Fpr many years Mayer's connection with musical and dra- 
matic affairs gave him a large acquaintance among newspaper 
men, singers, actors, piano men, to all of whom he was known 
as a man of genial nature and wonderful tact. He also had 
the faculty of making other people do what he wanted. Some 
call it the ability to make friends. 

As a representative of the great firm of Abbey, Schoeffel & 
Grau, he managed a tour for Sarah Bernhardt; also a tour for 
Mme. Patti. At one time he also was with Edmund Booth, and 
it was he who managed the first American tour of Lillie Lang- 
try, the celebrated beauty, who, by the bye, was to have made 
her debut in New York at the old Park Theatre on Broadway, 
but on that very night it burned down. A clothing store now 
occupies the site of the old House. Later, too, Mayer managed 
Christine Nillson, and for a season was acting manager for 
Henry Irving. 

When Abbey was the manager at the Metropolitan, Mayer 
was his right-hand man. There is one story connected with the 
old regime at the Metropolitan in which Mayer played a part, 
that may interest you. 

I happened to have come to Abbey's offices on Broadway 
early in the morning. Abbey, who had been a jeweler in Akron, 
Ohio, had gotten into theatricals by being the first manager 
of Lotta. the singing soubrette of great reputation at the time, 
who made a fortune. At one time she owned the Park Theatre 
in Boston. Through various successful enterprises he finally 
landed, as you know, as manager of the Metropolitan, in con- 
nection with Maurice Grau and John Schoeffel. the manager of 
the Park Theatre in Boston. 

During my visit with Abbey. Mayer came in with a cable- 
gram from Europe. It was from a certain distinguished prima 
donna, who informed Abbey that she had read the contract he 
sent and refused to come. Abbey laconically handed the cable- 
gram to Mayer and told "him to cable the lady, "All right ! Don't 
come!" while he went to breakfast. 

Later in the day I happened to be in Abbey's office again, 
when a further cablegram came, announcing that the lady had 
re-read the contract and would come. Said I to Mayer: 

"Did you answer the first cablegram?" 

Said Mayer: "Why no. I never do. nor does Abbey. We 
never answer these things except after the lapse of a few days 
or a week, so as to give the people time to think over what 
they have done. In most cases it is not necessary to answer such 
cablegrams." 

Which gives you an idea of how operatic affairs used to be 
managed in the olden days. It was a beautiful, happy-go-lucky, 
never-say-die kind of a method. Reminds me of the Indian 
who. when he had a fever, built himself a kind of rough Turkish 
bath by sitting over a hole in which a fire was burning, and 
then when he was well cooked, jumping into the ice-cold river. 
Sometimes he came out and sometimes he didn't. And so it 
was with the opera management of that day. Sometimes it came 
out, and sometimes it didn't! 



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February 2, 1918 




PLvEASURE/S WAND 



'Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




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Kellard Scores in Shakespeare at Columbia. 

In the intervals of Time. Jazz music, the advent of war eleva- 
torettes and Hooverizing, Shakespeare always has a reinforced 
"come back."' "Age cannot wither nor custom stale his infinite 
variety" if portrayed by competent actors. University men, 
school teachers, local litteratti and those whose ears are attuned 
to living poetry do. and iikely always will, flock to a produc- 
tion, following a long famine of his plays. The large mixed 
audience at the Columbia on the initial night of the appearance 
of the Kellard company was illustrated by this fact._ 

Kellard has had a varied and long experience in Shakes- 
peare's plays, and in that period he has polished some very fine 
and very telling points in portraying Hamlet, which we infer he 
considers his strongest char- 
acter. On the first night he 
was handicapped a bit by 
our weather, as most newly 
arriving Easterners are, but 
despite that he made a good 
impression. At times he is 
subtle, adroitly so. but in 
the passionate passages he 
rises to the culminating ac- 
tion. The scene with his 
mother and the killing of 
Polonious. and the test of 
friendship of Rosencranz 
and Guilderstern were per- 
haps the finest and cleanest 
cut; the duel scene at the 
close was also an excellent 
bit. Mr. Kellerd has a keen 
and swift sense of oppor- 
tunities, and his points are 
scored at times like rapid 
fire shots : they hit the 
mark. There is nothing 
phlegmatic or untuned in 
his action: there is little of 
the dreamer in him. The 
mixed audience, which, as 
usual is the best of criti- 
cism, called him out time 
and again after the cur- 
tains; they even got a short 
speech from them. Of the 
cast, the king and queen, 
A. C. Henderson and Geor- 
giania Wilson, were hap- 
pily good; so were Charles 
A. Smiley as Polonious and 
Margaret Bulkeley as 
Ophelia. "Macbeth.'" "The 
Bells" and "Othello"' will 
be played during the en- 
gagement. 

* * * 

Hertz Seventh Pop Concert 
a Big Success. 
There was excellent dis- 
crimination in the 7th pop 

program Conductor Hertz provided for Sunday's big audience, 
a cornucopia of good things greatly appreciated. It ranged 
from Dvorak's Largo from "New World" Symphony to Victor 
Herbert's Irish Rhapsody, which furnished a round of those 
sympathetic old folk song scores and melodies that have caught 
and held the ears of the world. There"s spirit in them all. else 
they would have passed away decades ago. but those plaintive 
notes and musical phrases still hold their mystic spell over all 
lovers of home and country; they form part of the national call. 
Grainger's British Folk Music Settings were somewhat of the 
same character, lilts that Tom Moore loved dearly to set words 




to. If any composer can symbolize Nature in her manifold 
moods, the woods, streams and landscapes, it is Wagner, and in 
Voices from the Forest, from "Siegfried,'" he displays a deli- 
cacy of musical poetry that might cap a "Midsummer Night's 
Dream." Dvorak's Largo was another delicate gem. so subtle, 
so meaningful of destiny and the awakening of hopes and as- 
pirations, of vast space and a New World indeed. Who can 
escape those happy, delightful, gleeful phrases and harmonies 
that almost romp through the Merry Wives of Windsor of 
Nicholai. Their spirited merriment is compelling, the very air 
catches the rollicking fun. In another form Massenet's ballet 
music from "The Cid" in seven movements, illustrating the 
dance music of seven departments of Spain. Each movement 

having its particular themes 
but all belonging to that 
captivating music that 
makes Spain one of the 
greatest dancing nations of 
the world; that spirit musi- 
cally will last as long as 
the people. No wonder such 
scores so plentifully appear 

on musical programs. 
* * * 

Old Friends at Orpheum. 

The Orpheum bill for the 
week is a sort of reunion of 
old friends. 

The wayfarer who has 
just started on the merry 
road that leads to vaude- 
ville, asserts in accents per- 
emptory that vaudeville is 
improving, and condescend- 
ingly admits that he no 
longer intends to class vau- 
deville as the indoor sport 
of the morons-at-large. 

Said the condescending 
one to me the other day: 
How vaudeville has 
changed! Why, that little 
skit. 'Dollars and Sense." of 
Alan Brooks shows real 
gray matter — two or three 
years ago no one could have 
suspected, much less ac- 
cused, any vaudeville play- 
wright of cleverness. And 
the humor of the yester- 
days! Actually now there 
are genuinely funny people 
in vaudeville. Why, that 
red-wigged Marx brother 
is so funny I still grin when 
I think of him. And there 
is a team named Comfort 
and King, who do a black- 
face act in a lawyer's office 
who could get a smile out of 
a prize grouch. Yes, vau- 
deville is certainly improving!" 

Whereupon the kindly critic showed the condescending one 
his proper place. 

As a matter of chronological fact the three acts which he had 
selected to prove the contention that vaudeville is improving 
have all rounded off a number of birthdays, and have been play- 
ing steadily on the circuit for several seasons. 

The four Marx brothers have acquired more scenery than 
when they were out here last, and have a number of young 
women to people the background, but the Marx family is still 
the whole show. Their act is basted together with such loose 



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stitches that a camel could jump through the holes in the plot, 
but that does not make it any less amusing, and one wonders 
how so much talent ever turned itself loose in one family. 

Frank Crumit presents a whole glee club without any help 
from any one. He sings and strums a guitar, and tells a story 
in a way that makes an audience feel as kindly toward him as 
though he were doing it for the 'varsity in his own home town. 
George Austin Moore and Cordelia Haager are nice young peo- 
ple, with an unexciting act, but no one wishes them any harm — 
in fact, they get plenty of applause. 

Which is more than can be said for the ambitious thing called 
"You,"' played by Bessie Rempel. and purporting to show the 
dual nature of a boy and a girl plighting their troth. The audi- 
ence had little patience with it, and truth to tell it did not de- 
ceive much better than it received, for it really is not well 
written nor well acted. 

Doc. O'Neil, newly arrived this week, is a good physician 
for the blues. "A Pierrot's Dream," the new feature, is all very 
well for those who like that sort of thing, and while they do not 
add up into an entire audience, there were a number who en- 
joyed it. 

The bill is a long one, with something for every one with any 
gift for extracting comfort and amusement out of vaudeville. 



Alcazar Play Delightful Comedy. 

Evelyn Vaughan has chosen for her farewell week a delicious 
comedy called "Good Gracious Annabelle!" 

She is a spendthrift young person, with no patience for the 
routine of living within her allowance, and truth to tell, her ad- 
ventures as a bankrupt are refreshing and stimulating enough 
to drive the most canny and cautious into the maelstrom of debt 
that whirled Annabelle into a cook's costume, provided, of 
course, one could be sure the way out would be as carefree as 
Annabelle's. 

For that young person rediscovers her husband as a gentle- 
man with a fabulous income, whose one desire is that Anna- 
belle shall help him spend it. Thus is the delightful and un- 
iformed little baggage rewarded for her impertinent flings at 
the cruel boundary lines of the allowance which she received 
while she was just a remittance wife of a phantom husband! 

It's all very gay. this play of impecunious young people 
driven into kitchen service, and it's all very brisk and starchy 
and crisp in dialogue, and the plot is not any more absurd than 
it has a perfact right to be dressed up in such nice dialogue. 
To be sure, one wishes that the author had provided Annabelle 
with some more clever way of stealing the coveted two shares 
of mining stock than by lulling him to sleep with a song, and 
the climax in the last act is not worthy of the rest of the dia- 
logue, but it's asking a whole lot of any one play to demand 
more than this one gives. 

Evelyn Vaughan is not the Annabelle type, but she envelops 
it in charm by grace of her good acting. The support includes 
three newcomers to the Alcazar stock — Jerome Sheldon. Wil- 
liam Naughton and Robert Williams, and they lived up to their 
Eastern reputations. Lucille Webster, as the cook's helper with 
a taste for strong drink, did a very amusing character bit that 
won much applause from the audience. "Good Gracious Anna- 
belle" is a very happy ending for the Evelyn Vaughan season, 
if the Alcazar family will pardon the use of the word "happy" 
i.i connection with anything so sad to their hearts as saying 
"Au Revoir" to the beloved Evelyn. 

* * * 
Successful Plays at "Little Theatre.' 

The four playlets produced at the Little Theatre. 3209 Clay 
street, have proved so extraordinarily successful that Manager 
Reginald Travers has decided to repeat them another week, be- 
ginning next Monday evening. 

A harlequinade. "The Merry Death." by the great Russian 
dramatist. Nicholas Evreinov. heads the list, and has made quite 
a hit in the East. Pierrot will be played by William S. Rainey. 
the gifted actor whose fame in Little Theatre work is known 
throughout the country. Harlequin will be Dion Holm, a tal- 
ented actor, who has not appeared with the Players' Club since 
the production of "The Talisman" in the Greek Theatre. 

Of especial interest is the production of "Christmas on the 
Border,'" by Colonel R. C. Croxton of the Presidio, in which 
will appear some of the soldiers from the Presidio to give real- 



istic military atmosphere. The scene takes place on the Mexi- 
can border. 

"Ruby Red" is an Oriental comedy written by Clarence 
Stratton of St. Louis, whose plays have been produced with 
success by the Little Theatres of the East. The role of the 



Joint Owners in Spain 

By Alice Brown 



THE LITTLE THEATRE 

3209 CLAY STREET 

PRESENTS FOUR ONE ACT PLAYS 

Owing to the Unusual Success, the Plays are to be Continued the Second 
Week, Commencing Monday February 4th. 

The Merry Death 

By Nicholas Evreinor 

Christmas on the Border 

By Colonel R. C. Croxton 

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telephone West 4430 



Ruby Red 

By Clarence Stratlon 



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majestic Arab will be portrayed by Rafaele Brunette the Ital- 
ian actor, whose unusual ability has made him a favorite with 
the Little Theatre audiences. 

"Joint Owners in Spain." a delightful little play by Alice 
Brown, one of America's foremost writers, will have in the cast 
Olivia Hall. Rosetta Baker, Alisa Stevenson and Marion Cum- 
ming. 

Elmer Stanley Hader. the local landscape artist whose unique 
stage setting of "The Mikado" was widely commented upon, 
will lend his aid to the artistic presentation of the plays. 

Concert numbers will be furnished between the acts by the 

Players' Club Orchestra. 

* * * 

Famous Old Time Minstrel Star at Pantages this Week. 

The Pantages program for this week gallops along merrily 
toward the climax which is a minstrel show with George Prim- 
rose and seven merry minstrel men getting the maximum of 
fun out of old jokes and springing enough new ones to make the 
most jaded listener sit up and take notice that a new joke has 
come to town. 

Senator Francis Murphy does a monologue which would elect 
any man to political office, so thoroughly does he ingratiate 
himself into the good-will of the audience. Any time Francis 
Murphy wants to be a real Senator he just has to remember that 
he has the makings, and can "roll his own" political speech, and 
after all. that is half the battle. 

Henry Reichman does a good piano act; Jan Rubini plays the 
violin with great skill ; Tom Kyle and company do a skit called 
the "Doctored Widow." and Agnes Finlay and Charley Hill in 
the usual song-patter-dance stunt, add their bit to the excellent 

program. 

* * * 

Advance Announcements 

Columbia. — John E. Kellerd. the eminent actor who, during 
the present week, has made so decided an impression by his 
masterly interpretation of Hamlet. Shylock and Macbeth, will 
open the second week of his engagement with "Othello." Mr. 
Kellerd departs materially from the conceptions of his prede- 
cessors; his Othello is a finished portrayal of the noble Moor, 
the contending emotions that move him, as his jealousy is 
aroused, his great love for Desdemona, and his supreme con- 
fidence in his false friend, are clearly indicated. At no time 
does Mr. Kellerd become melodramatic, a fault that has marred 
to a great extent the performances of many of the preceding de- 
lineators of this character. "Othello" will be followed on Tues- 
day by "The Bells." the play to which Sir Henry Irving owed 
so much of his success. The repertoire of the second week will 
be "Othello," Monday night and Wednesday matinee; "The 
Bells," Tuesday night; "The Merchant of Venice," Wednesday 
night; "Macbeth," Thursday night and Saturday matinee; 
"Hamlet" Friday night; and "The Bells." preceded by the trial 
scene of "The Merchant of Venice." Saturday night. 

The next attraction at the Columbia Theatre will be the not- 
able Boston English Grand Opera Company, opening an en- 
gagement of two weeks on Monday night. February 11th. with 

a varied repertoire. 

* * * 

Pantages. — The headline attraction at the Pantages for the 
week commencing with tomorrow's matinee will be Wilson's 
lions, described as the topmost of all animal acts in vaudeville. 
There are a large number of lions with the offering, and they 
are declared to perform a wide variety of astonishing tricks.' 
The extra added feature of the week will be Marjorie Lake and 
her players in "College Days." This is a breezy tabloid musi- 
cal comedy, filled with snappy music and dancing. Slim Grin- 
dell and Caryl Esther will present their latest laughing success, 
"A Study in Thinology," which has been proving one of the 
big hits of the show in other cities on the circuit. Burke-Tou- 
hey and their company of Celtic entertainers will appear with 
a new line of patter and song. The Erna Antonio Trio will give 
a remarkable display of strength and feminine grace. Harry 
Rose in comedy songs and comedy chatter, and "Barbarous 

Plots." a first run L. Ko comedy, will be the screen offering. 

* "* * 

S. F. Symphony Orchestra. — Florent Schmitt's "Rhapsodie 
Viennoise." which made such a delightful impression on the oc- 
casion of its first local presentation, last Friday, will be re- 



peated on the afternoon of February 3d. when the Symphony 
orchestra, under the direction of Alfred Hertz, will give its ninth 
regular Sunday symphony concert at the Cort. Schmitt is a 
brilliant French composer, who has. in the "Rhapsody Vien- 
noise." taken a charming Viennese waltz and elaborated it in 
most extraordinary fashion for the modern orchestra. A work 
of interest is that of Abert's arrangement of a Prelude and 
Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach. Between these movements 
Abert has introduced a Choral of his own composition, which is 
also worked into the Fugue, the latter originally composed by 
Bach for the organ. Debussy's popular "Afternoon of a Faun," 
by Stephane Mallarme; the Symphony in E Flat Major, by Mo- 
zart, one of three most famous symphonies by that composer, 
and "The Star Spangled Banner," will be the remaining offer- 
ings. A Wagner-Tschaikowsky program will be offered at the 
ninth "pop" concert, to be given Sunday afternoon. February 
10th, at the Cort. San Francisco music lovers have shown genu- 
ine enthusiasm over the works of these masters when inter- 
preted by Hertz, and the theatre will undoubtedly be jammed. 
These will be the Wagner offerings: Introduction to Act III. 
"Lohengrin;" "Klingsor's Magic Garden and the Flower Mai- 
dens," from "Parsifal;"' "Siegfried's Rhine Journey." from 
"Gotterdamerung." Prelude and Love Death from "Tristan and 
Isolde," Entrance of the Gods into Walhalla, from "Das Rhein- 
gold." The Tschaikowsky part of the program will be devoted 
to the following: "Nutcracker Suite;" Theme and Variations 
from Suite No. 4; Overture. "The Year 1812." Concert-goers 
are urged to secure tickets well in advance, for the demand will 
unquestionably be enormous. 

* » * 

Orpheum. — Only one holdover this week: Emma Carus. who 
will be the principal headline attraction, has starred and co- 
starred in so many musical successes that it would require an 
extraordinary memory to enumerate them. More recently, 
however, she has been identified with "The Broadway Honey- 
moon" and "Up and Down Broadway." She is one of the few 
genuine comediennes who can compel laughter. Miss Carus is 
assisted by Larry Comer, who has been styled the "Beau Brum- 
mel of Songland." "Love Thy Neighbor (Altruism") is the 
title of the most recent Washington Square Players' success. Its 
author is Benjamin Glazer. and like most good plays its story is 
simple. It illustrates that society is kinder to animals than to 
human beings. The rescue of a child is a matter of the under- 
world, the rescue of milady's pet dog is a matter of social dis- 
tinction. All the characters in the cast are types. There is the 
beggar, the townsman, the artist, the child, the waiter, a work- 
man, and various other people. Stan Stanley, the bouncing fel- 
low, assisted by his relatives, will present one of the funniest 
acts in vaudeville. Ben Bernie and Phil Baker, who style 
themselves "Syncopated Funsters." are musicians, one a violin- 



SAN FRANCISCO'S NEWEST HOTEL 

HOTEL PLAZA 

The most centrally located tourist and fam- 
ily hotel in San Francisco, facing Union Square 
and at the corner of Post and Stockton streets. 

Special rates to permanent guests. Daily 
rates on the European plan, $1.50 per day and 
up. American plan, $3.50 per day and up. 

Write or call for descriptive booklet. Any 
information pertaining to San Francisco's 
charms will gladly be furnished upon request. 

HOTEL PLAZA 

THE HOUSE OFHARMONY 

Management of C. A. Qonder 



February 2. 1918 



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ist and the other an accordionist. They specialize in ragtime. 
Adelaide Boothby. whose forte is novelty songs and travesty, 
is a charming and versatile giri. She sings well, and is an arch 
and vivacious comedienne. Isabelle D'Armond, the favorite 
iinging ingenue, assisted by Darrell. will present "The Demi- 
Tasse Review," written for her by Addison Burkhart. Selma 
Braatz, the renowned lady juggler, will give a remarkable per- 
formance. The only hold-over in this great new bill will be 
The Four Marx Brothers and their company in the musical 

comedv. "Home Again." 

• * * 

Auditorium. — Organist Lemare has prepared a particularly 
attractive program for the coming Sunday. One reason for the 
large attendance will be from the fact that Harry Lauder will 
make an address on the war at the conclusion of the recital. Ad- 
mission to the Lauder talk will be free, but all those who have 
seats for the recital will be permitted to retain them and listen 
lo the address of the Scotch comedian in comfort. In other 
words, those who go early will avoid the rush. A number of 
great interest will be Liszt's Fugue on the name B. A. C. H., 
the H being represented on the musical scale by B flat. The 
complete program is as follows: Fugue on the name B. A. C. 
H.. Liszt. In Springtime, Hollins. Largo (from the New World 
Symphony), Dvorak. To Spring, Greig. Valse Lente, Delibes. 
Improvisation. Fantasie on the tune, Hanover, Lemare (1. 
Prelude. 2. Theme. 3. Variations. 4. Finale Fugato. Recital 
at three o'clock sharp; the regular evening recital will take 
place next Thursday at 8 :15. 

* * * 

Scottish Rite Auditorium.- — The Stanford Free Clinics at 
Lane Hospital will be the object of a benefit performance by 
the Players' Club at Scottish Rite Auditorium. February 14th. 
Four one-act plays will be given from the club's repertoire un- 
der the direction of Reginald Travers. The auxiliaries to the 
Stanford Clinics and the Nurses' Training School are the spon- 
sors for the affair. Urgent medical and surgical services are 
being rendered yearly to thousands of free patients at the Stan- 
lord Clinics. As an indication of the inroads upon the funds 
available for this work, the following statistics for 1917 were 
given recently by Dr. William Ophuls, Dean of the Stanford 
Medical School : Over 90.000 separate visits were recorded at 
the clinics, these being made by 20.000 persons. Dr. Ophuls an- 
ticipates even greater demands upon the clinic's capacity during 
1918. Tickets are now on sale among the members of the com- 
mittee, and at Kohler & Chase for $1 and $1.50. including war 
tax. The benefit performance is supported by a host of promi- 
nent residents. 



REGISTRATIONS AT HOTEL CLARK. LOS ANGELES. 

Among recent guests at the Hotel Clark. Los Angeles. Cal., 
from this city, the following were included : E. C. Wood. P M. 
Caroe, John Moore. Jr.. E. J. Hebner. C. A. Parmelee and wife. 
C. H. Martindal. H. Martins. W. B. Roall. H. W. Housekneckt. 
O. Johnson. S. J. Bosshart, W. S. Garrett. W. S. Croker, A. B. 
Speer and wife, Miss Evelyn Carlyle, Barbara Grimes. Fictor 
O. Post. I. A. Ewing. R. S. Danforth. W. Rivers. R. A. Tomp- 
son, F. C. and F. H. Chinn. W. F. Stilson, Mrs. R. J. Kinnear 
and son. Miss Anna Brundage. Roland Gribble. C. L. Greene, 
Miss Lillian E. Clark. Berkeley. Cal. Terry R. Jump, M. A. Gol- 
die and wife. R. S. Danforth, Miss L. Shuman. Miss Mary Gam- 
ble. J. F. Smith, E. C. Wood, Geo. Murphy. G. W. Bonds. Jas. 
J. Swan. S. R. Havens. J. C. Glasson. Fred B. Webb. R. W. 
Keene, Scott Grimm, E. W. Curtis and wife. O. S. Seidkin. Ed. 
Jacobson. M. F. Crauney and wife. F. M. Larkin. R. W. Mas- 
tick. T. G. Arrowsmith. Ernest F. Hall. Mrs. I. B. Miller. E. J. 
Helmer. J. O. Crane. Henry Brett and wife, Benj. Hirshfield, 
Herbert W. Clark. M. H. Hammond. I. Heilboonner. A. W. 
Hammond and wife. C. M. Baldwin. A. R. Maloney and wife. 
J. T. Marthews. R. R. Hazeltine. Mrs. Letitia A. Andrews, H. 
W. Lobb. B. W. Graham, Miss E. E. Bender. E. L. Denigan. T. 
S. Dickens, T. H. Case. D. J. Grauman. R. W. Keane, S. A. 
Reed. 



IN THE SIDELIGHT OF WAR. 

Norman Hapgood has been selected to serve as president and 
manager of the American War Publicity League in France. 
This organization has been formed to facilitate the sending of 
accurate and proper information concerning military and politi- 
cal conditions in the European republic. The headquarters are 
to be in Paris, and the members are to be journalists who know 
the United States and are loyal to its interests. Mr. Hapgood, 
for the last year, has been in Europe writing syndicated arti- 
cles for a group of leading journals in cities east and west of the 
United States. His last editorial position of eminence was as 
editor of Harper's Weekly, a post which he held from 1913 to 
1916, when that journal was merged with The Independent. 
Prior to that period he was editor-in-chief of Collier's Weekly, 
from 1903 to 1912, a time when that publication was especially 
characterized by enterprise and independent editorial policy. 
Mr. Hapgood's first work as a journalist, following his gradua- 
tion from Harvard in 1890, and a period of the study of law. 
was as a dramatic critic; and he approaches the consideration 
of problems of State and social reform from the standpoints of 
the man of letters and the idealist rather than from those of the 
legalist and practical statesman. He has been an interesting 
figure in the American literary world for some years past, but 
less so of late than when he was producing books like his stud- 
ies of Lincoln, Daniel Webster and George Washington, and 
his volumes "Literary Statesmen" and "The Stage in America." 



J. F. J. Archibald, who figures in revelations made by the 
Department of State as having received funds from the Ger- 
man government while acting as a correspondent in 1915, has 
a record of long service in his calling, beginning with the Chi- 
nese-Japanese War. The American-Spanish War. the clash 
of the British in the Soudan in 1899. the Boer War, the Russian- 
Japanese War, the French Occupation of Morocco in 1910. the 
Albanian revolt of the same year, the triumph of republicanism 
in Portugal, all were reported by him for special journals, or for 
news syndicates. Ohio Wesleyan University is his alma mater. 
He has several books and plays to his credit as an author. Some 
years ago he was editor of the Overland Monthly. 



COUNTY LIBRARIAN TO TELL TALES TO CHILDREN. 

Mrs. Alice G. Whitbeck. the Story Lady from Martinez, will 
tell tales to children this Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4 at 
Newbegin's, 149 Grant avenue, in the Young People's Room. 
Mrs. Whitbeck is the librarian of the Contra Costa County 
Library, and has had years of experience in interesting children 
of all ages in good reading. She believes in the influence of 
worth-while books on the growing intelligence, and has volun- 
teered for the first story session in what is planned as a regu- 
lar feature for the coming Saturdays. 

Others who will tell stories the coming weeks are Mrs. Stella 
G. S. Perry, author of the "Kind Adventure;" Miss Frieda Witt, 
who conducted a children's hour at Cleveland. Ohio; Miss Elea- 
nor Hitt, Librarian of the Yolo County Free Library, and Miss 
M. E. Peppin of San Francisco. 



Old Lestorich. an uncomplimentary husband who used 

to appear in the Austrian paper Floh. said to his wife : "If nature 
had made me an ostrich, perhaps I could eat your cooking." 
"That would be fine." answered his imperturbable wife. "Then 
I could get some plumes for my hat." — Ex. 



COSTLY SOUVENIRS AT TECHAU TAVERN. 

No wonder that the ladies' favorite cafe is Techau Tavem. 
For years the management has shown a keen insight into the in- 
tricacies of feminine taste and a determination to gratify those 
tastes regardless of cost. And the latest novelty will most surely 
appeal to all ladies. Never before have such costly dance 
favors been distributed in a cafe. They are beautiful in them- 
selves and lavish in number. There are silk lingerie, dainty and 
elegant, silk stockings which a duchess might envy, silk bloom- 
ers suitable for the most fastidious, gloves and no end of other 
desirable articles. They are all bought at Livingston Bros, well 
known store at Geary street and Grant avenue, and a choice of 
thirty-eight of these favors will be presented to lady patrons 
of the Tavem each day at the dinner hour and each night after 
the theatre — ali without any kind of competition whatever. 

Always famous for good music, the Tavern now excels itself 
ir. this feature, having added two more artists to its wor 
Jazz Orchestra. 

And for full measure of delightful entertainment, several 
artists of recognized merit have been added to the already un- 
approachable Show Girl Revue Corps. 






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San Francisco News Letter 



February 2, 1918 




VDIIOBILE 



With the closing of the National Automobile Show in Chi- 
cago Saturday, the eyes of the motor industry will focus on San 
Fiar.cisco as the next big center of interest in automobile cir- 
cles. Many of the biggest men in the industry will come West 
to attend the Pacific Automobile Show and get a direct line on 
ihe prospects- for business on the coast during the coming year. 

Attempts are being made by local dealers to secure some of 
the cars which were shown in Chicago and New York for the 
big display here, while others have already prepared special 
show models of their own. 

In spite of war-time conditions, in spite of the strain that has 
been put on the big factories of the country to prepare supplies 
and munitions of war, the automobile industry is today on a 
sounder basis than ever before, according to the word brought 
back from the New York Show by distributors who went East 
for the big city exhibit. 

The necessity of the motor car in business, its usefulness and 
effectiveness have been proven beyond all shadow of doubt, and 
consequently there will be a keen interest taken in this year's 
display of cars by merchants, business men and professional 
men. 

The new models, with special bodies, will be shown in the 
Civic Auditorium here, February 16th to 24th. in an artistic set- 
ting that has never before been equaled in a display of its kind 
and seldom surpassed in special art exhibits. 

The lighting effects, as planned by Manager George Wahl- 
green will produce new effects, and will be so unusual that even 
the veteran automobile man who has attended the biggest shows 
in the country will be surprised at their magnificence, declare 
local men who have seen the plans. 

* * * 

A new scheme for stealing motor cars has come to light, ac- 
cording to a report just received by W. M. Klinger, of the Lon- 
don and Lancashire Insurance Company. It is a daring game, 
daring and bold. The report reads : 

The "Gyp"' spent a week or ten days in New York and got 
a 1917 automobile, worth originally $3,700. Under the classi- 
fied advertisements of "Automobiles sold, bought and ex- 
changed." he inserted the following: 

"We take your car on consignment; 6 per cent commission 
charged. Have customers waiting. — James F. Grath. 108 E. 
83rd St." 

An automobile owner answered the advertisement, taking his 
car to the address given and met Mr. McGrath. 

There was a garage at the address given, with four or five 
other cars there. Grath took the owner's car. giving him $200 
as a binder on the promise to sell the car or buy it himself for 
$1,500. 

After a couple of days the owner, not hearing from Grath. 
called at the 83d street address and found the place had been 
vacated the same night he left his car there. 

Grath is about 35 years old. height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 
about 180 pounds, smooth shaven and dark complexion. 

Car owners and organizations in other places will do well to 
watch for advertisements of this nature. 



There seems to be an epidemic of Hooverizing in lighting 
motor cars. 

On Saturday. January 19th. on Bush street, between Jor.es 
.and Leavenworth, during the half hour between 10:30 and 11 p. 
rn., five out of seven motor cars parked at the curb had all their 
lights out. In the adjacent blocks, four other cars had no lights 
burning. 

If an accident had occurred whose fault would it have been — 
the owner's or the police? 

* * * 

The joy rider must have his pleasure, it seems, and will go 
to any extreme, even if it is necessary to steal a truck, as seen 
from a report which says : 



"D. Aronson. wholesale liquor merchant, sent his delivery 
truck to 627 Pine street with an order. The driver found there 
was no such an address, and. after an investigation, he returned 
to the street, to find that the auto truck had been driven off. 
The truck was later found by the police at Fifteenth and Poplar 
streets. It is believed that a negro drove the truck away and 
the police are looking for the man." 

* * » 

California should take warning from the experience of the 
East. The sending of the Government motor trucks to the At- 
lantic coast brought to light the fact that highways in general 
vere bad, and what was good, in many instances, need repairs. 

California has a wonderful record for its good roads. But 
they must be kept up to get the greatest results from the invest- 
ment. The government may at any moment start moving trucks 
slong the coast, and we should be prepared. 

* * * 

There have been claims made that the increase cost of tires 
has been caused by a scarcity of cotton. The following govern- 
ment report shows that while the stock on hand has been re- 
duced, yet the consumption last year was not as great as in 
1916. Cotton consumed in the United States during the month 
of December. 1917, amounted to 516.580 running bales, com- 
pared with 536.675 bales in the corresponding month of 1916. 
For the five months ended December 31. 1917. the quantity con- 
sumed was 2,794.761 bales, compared with 2.756.442 bales in 
the corresponding period of 1916. Cotton on hand December 
31st in consuming establishments amounted to 1.576.514 bales, 
compared with 2,365.565 bales on December 31, 1916, and in 
public storage and at compresses to 3.826.225. compared with 
4.128,822 at the close of 1916. 

As for the needs of the army, it is a question whether more 
will be required by the men than that which they bought in 

times of peace. 

* * * 

The recent arrival in one delivery of 15 automobiles in the 
Canary Islands from a single American factory is striking proof 
of the fact that local American sales of motor cars are being 
restricted chiefly by the supplies available from exporters in 
the United States. Of the same make of car there are now un- 
filled 26 orders. 

It is noteworthy that only 45 American cars reached this mar- 
ket during the entire year of 1916. Present sales are being made 
in spite of an ocean freight rate on the average car which has 
increased approximately from $75 to $350 per car in the past 
two years. Dealers continue to report an unfilled demand for 
American made tires of which, at this time, there is no stock in 
either Santa Cruz de Teneriffe nor Las Palmas. Grand Canary. 
French-made tires now practically control this market, and at a 
large increase over 1916 prices. Leading dealers estimate the 
number of automobiles in the islands as 735. Bad roads make 
the life of the average tire very short. 

* * * 

Some one remarked not long ago that everything we live on 
and in has to be hauled. Think it over! Not an article which is 
eaten, worn or used; not a piece of timber or stone or brick 
which enters into the construction of houses and other build- 
ings but must be transported from the place of their origin 
to the place where they are used. Practically eveiything in 
the world has to be moved sometime, somewhere. The task, 
;hen. of transportation is one of the greatest tasks of life, and 
it never is finished. It presents a problem of colossal propor- 
tions. Its solution is of universal necessity. — The Truck- 
Smith. 

* * * 

Along with the "pleasure car" should go the "motorist." One 
who rides on the Subway may be a strap-hanger, but he is no 
more a "Subwayist" than his father is a "Railwayist," his 
mother a "rockingchairist," or his sweetheart a "taxicabist." 
The essential point is that habitual use does not constitute a 
vocation. Everybody who needs one and has the legitimate 
means to employ one, rides in an automobile at one time or an- 
other, but with the exception of the temporarily extinguished 
class of racing drivers the only real motorists are road testers 
and chauffeurs. Labeling the man who owns an automobile 
helps to sustain the invidious class distinction that neither helps 
sales nor breeds sound laws. In the language of the Fourth 
Estate. "Kill the word 'Motorist!' " — Exchange. 



February 2. 1918 



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For the Owner and Driver 



"It is interesting to note the features people look for each year 
at the motor car shows throughout the country. One year it is 
new designs, another year it is the engine, but this year the 
thing looked for is practical body construction," says F. L. Du 
Broy, the head of the Du Broy Motor Company, Mitchell dis- 
tributors. 

"I suppose it must be due to the fact that the war has made 
all of us look to the finer details of everything we buy more 
closely. Heretofore, there has not been much attention paid to 
the construction of the bodies on closed motor cars by those 
who intended to purchase one. It was taken as a matter of fact 
that the bodies were well made. The demand for closed cars 
this season has revolutionized much body building. 

"The crowds at the New York show have been bubbling 
with real enthusiasm over the two piece construction the Mit- 
chell Company uses on all their closed car bodies. 

"The advantages of two piece construction can readily be 
seen by its many advantages for long wear. This design is the 
best known in high grade coach body building. The old-fash- 
ioned method of screwed on or planted mouldings around the 
doors, under the windows and across the doors is all eliminated 
in this new method. Mitchell closed car bodies are made so 
that the upper panels are brought down with a rolled edge, so 
that a salvage or wing is left on the edge, and this is electrically 
spot welded to the lower panels all the way around the body. 

"There is no chance for the paint to check. Water cannot 
enter at any point and cause interior rust as in bodies built the 
old way. In the Mitchell construction the metal panels of the 
cowl also are carried up to the top of the front posts or pillars, 
thus eliminating a joint at the line of the under body. All the 
upper body panels are rolled over into the window openings 
and carried down inside of the body. This eliminates all joints 
and makes a more pleasing finish." 

* * v 

Many large war orders are being received by California con- 
cerns, and one of the latest orders was that received by the 
Lichtenberger-Ferguson Company, factory distributors on the 
Pacific Coast for Norwalk tires. Louis Lichtenberger has wired 
from Washington that the Government has awarded his concern 
a $200,000 order for army leather goods. This amount does 
not include the cost of the raw material, as all of this will be 
furnished by the Government. This is a forerunner of several 
other large Government contracts. During the past six or eight 
months approximately three-quarters of a million dollars' worth 
of war orders have been placed with the Lichtenberger-Fergu- 
son Company. 

Mr. Lichtenberger is in Norwalk. Conn., and is arranging for 
the delivery, during 1918, of over two million dollars worth of 
tires to the coast. 

* * * 

"The war and the vital necessity of keeping goods moving, 
prompted Kissel to introduce his All-Year Cab. so that full 
protection and warmth would be provided truck drivers in win- 
ter, enabling them to keep their trucks on the move the year 
around regardless of the weather." says W. L. Hughson of the 
KisselKar. 

"As every truck owner knows by experience, unusual weather 
conditions make it physically impossible for his drivers to main- 
tain uninterrupted delivery and shipping schedules unless they 
are protected from the cold, snow or rain. 

"Such protection eliminates transportation tie-ups by enabling 
drivers to give all their attention to the proper handling of 
their trucks. In addition, by increasing the driver's efficiency, 
it helps to reduce operating cost to a minimum, and stops exces- 
sive wear and tear on the truck." 

* * * 

Otis C. Friend, who. it will be recalled, was under contract 
with the United Motors Corp.. and who was virtually loaned by 
it to the Mitchell Motors Co.. to fill its presidency, has returned 
to the big parts company as vice-president. The United Motors 
business has grown so big and the work in connection with it so 
voluminous that its president. Alfred P. Sloan. Jr., has wel- 
comed the opportunity of once more securing the services of 
Friend. 



B. J. MacMullen, sales manager of the Chevrolet Motor Co., 
of Texas, has been entrusted with similar duties and rank in 
the Chevrolet Motor Co. of Michigan, following the resignation 
of John S. Collins from sales headquarters at Flint. MacMullen 
is in turn succeeded at Fort Worth by J. W. Hawke, whose train- 
ing for his broader duties has been gained in the post of assist- 
ant sales manager of the New York Chevrolet Company. 

The only proper method of repairing a cracked frame is to 
have it welded. If, however, the motorist should have the mis- 
fortune to be in a section of the country where it is impossible 
to have the frame welded, a suitable repair can be made as fol- 
lows: Shape a piece of steel which is a trifle thicker than the 
frame, so shaped that it will fit into the frame and extend for 
at least six inches on either side of the crack. Several 3-8 inch 
holes should then be drilled through the piece and frame and 
hot rivets firmly positioned by sharp blows with a hammer. It 
is obvious that where conditions will permit, the more metal 
allowed on either side of the crack the stronger the repair. 

* * * 

Some doctors ascribe all human ills to autointoxication and 
others say autointoxication is a myth. At any rate, there is such 
a thing as the joy ride. 

* * * 

John F. Guider, for twelve years connected with the Pierce- 
Arrow Motor Car Co., has joined the Cadillac Motor Car Co. 
as vice-president, and has been given charge of manufacturing. 

* * * 

"I want a motor costume, something in half-mourning." 

"Why. what " "My engine has a habit of going dead." — 

Louisville Courier- Journal. 

* * ♦ 

A San Francisco man, motoring through Oakland, was 

pulled up for excessive speed. "Didn't you see that notice, 
'Dead Slow?'" inquired the policeman. "Course I did," re- 
turned the San Francisco man. "but I thought it referred to your 
durned old town." — Los Angeles Times. 



'i or tea's Smartest Car' 



DUESENBERG-D-4-75 

A LL motordom is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new 
^^Roamer Duesenberg Models on the Pacific Coast. For 

the first time the Duesenberg "Miracle Motor" is to be had 
in a pleasure car. Seventy-five miles an hour on the straight- 
away and fifty miles an hour over hills is guaranteed. Orders 
are now being accepted. Deliveries commencing February. 

A Complete Line of Open and Closed Models 
Colors and Upholstery Optional 

PACIFIC ROAMER DISTRIBUTING CO. 

1451 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, Cal. 





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San Francisco News Letter 



February 2, 1918 



AUTOQUETTE. 

If you're travelin" rather slow 
When behind a horn do blow. 
Don't cher care how fast yer go. 
'It er up. 

If the dust is rather thick 
Then it be right smart and slick 
To make cars behind you stick. 
'It er up. 

Be ye rambling round about 
And meet a feller down and out. 
Don't yer for a moment doubt, 
'It er up. 

If the horn is on the punk. 
Where the coppers swallow bunk, 
Keep your nerve and hold your spunk, 
'It er up. 

When the brakeline's worn thin 
Though the crowd be conjestin'. 
Shoot er gas, and make them spin. 
'It er up. 

If ye meet a lady fair, 
Who has a wild and glassy stare. 
Don't get over and give her air, 
'It er up. 

Take yer friends out, do yer bit, 
Smoke cigars and shake her mit, 
Then enjoy yer ash and spit, 
'It er up. 

See a bridge out. that's your meat. 
Run er back to take the leap, 
Be an ass and form a heap. 
'It er up. 

— Leo M. Weber. 



PROGRESSIVE. 



I bought myself a dandy car. 

It was a fancy limousine. 
My wife she drove the thing so far 

I could not buy the gasoline. 
And so to keep me from the courts. 

And bankruptcy proceedings, 
I sold the thing to Mr. Schwartz. 

In spite of wifely pleadings. 
Now scarce a month has passed away, 

My wife got a divorce, and then 
She married Mr. Schwartz today. 

And thus she got the car again. 

— Henry C. Churchman. 



ROME'S QUIET UNBROKEN. 

One of the good stories in circulation is told by Joe Tumulty, 
secretary to the President. He likes his job, but he dislikes 
one thing about it: that he can't tell the boys — the friendly re- 
porters — about all they wish to know. He illustrated his in- 
ability to give information once by quoting the case of Johnny. 

Johnny was crying in the hall as his mother came along, 
hatted and coated. She asked what had happened. 

"You are going away; and so is papa!" Johnny sobbed. 

"Why. child, I shall be away two or three days, but father is 
not going away!" 

"Yes. he is!'' cried Johnny. "He's going to Rome." 

"Rome? What do you mean, dear?" asked the surprised 
mother. 

"He said today to Mr. Brown that he would make Rome howl 
when you left!"' 

"Indeed! Well, dear, I shan't leave you now." — Philadelphia 
Press. 



THE MULTIPLICITY OF MIXED MILLIONAIRES. 

America has always been conceded to be the land of the 
millionaire, just as it is popularly supposed to be the land of 
material opportunity. As figures talk, the claim has never been 
disputed. Now the world is startled by the most recent finan- 
cial returns attesting to American prosperity and showing that 
the nation actually had an increase of many thousands in the 
ranks of Croesus and Midas during 1916. 

The whole point in this census of wealth revolves round the 
question of what is a millionaire? Wasn't it Mark Twain, who 
when entertaining two or three friends to a simple restaurant 
lunch in South America, was alarmed to find himself bankrupt 
on receiving the waiter's bill in hundreds of thousands of Por- 
tuguese reis, until a lengthy computation revealed the amount 
as equivalent only to a few dollars. A man in England is not 
a millionaire until he has five times the amount required to 
make an American millionaire, and in France he is already one 
when five times less than the latter. 

In Germany, on the other hand, a man has reached the mil- 
lionaire ranks with an amount equivalent to twenty times less 
than that required to make a millionaire in England, but only 
five times less than is required for America. And as to the 
countries where Portuguese coinage is current, one is over- 
whelmed at thought of the stupendous wealth, in reis. which a 
street car conductor might possess. He might presumably stuff 
bills for 5.000,000.000 reis in his vest pocket, merely to buy 
his wife a modest present and — well, where would a Rockefeller 
or the Duke of Westminster be? Can they talk in paltry bil- 
lions? 



ANNUAL DANCE GIVEN BY MISS HAMLINS SCHOOL. 

That usually happy and delightful affair, the annual senior 
class dance of fourth year pupils of Miss Hamlin's school, 
located at 2230 Pacific avenue, will be given Friday evening. 
February 8th. next, at the California Club. 1750 Clay street. 
This pioneer private school has become a local institution, and 
the graduates, who come from all parts of the State, make it a 
delightful privilege to attend this annual event to renew old 
friendships and to become acquainted with the new graduates. 
Social sacrifices are readily made to be present at the delight- 
ful gatherings. Old friends are always welcome. Dancing will 
begin at 8:30 p. m. 



Owen Wister said good-naturedly of the New York 

Evening Post: "It's partially tongue-tied, a sad victim of its 
own excesses. Habitual over-indulgence in blaming has given 
it a painful stutter when attesting praise. It's the sprucely writ- 
ten sheet of the supercilious; it's the after-dinner pill of the 
American who prefers Europe; it's our republic's common scold, 
the Xantippe of journalism. A clever New Yorker said that, 
with the Sun making vice so attractive in the morning and the 
Post making virtue so odious in the evening, it was very hard 
for a man to be good in New York." 



"Excuse me." said the waiter, "but this quarter you gave 

me for a tip is pewter." "Well, the butter you brought me was 
oleomargarine." — Life. 



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February 2. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



19 



INSURANCE 



The merry war among the factions dominating the official 
control of the Western State Life continues without diminution, 
and apparently in utter disregard of the interests of the policy- 
holders of that company. The latest advices are to the effect 
chat President Warren Porter announces his withdrawal as can- 
didate for re-election, and that H. J. Saunders, vice-president 
and superintendent of agencies says he is making no fight for 
the presidency, but is willing to accept the responsibilities of 
that office without salary providing he should be elected. As 
he is already milking the policyholders to the extent of about 
$18,000 annually, his generosity in this respect may be readily 
appreciated. A joint examination of the condition of the com- 
pany undertaken by the insurance departments of California, 
Oregon, Utah, Idaho and Washington results in a report de- 
claring the company to be solvent and the policyholders well 
protected by a capital of one million dollars and a net surplus 
of $124,520, but declares the interests of the stockholders not 
to have been so well preserved. No dividends have been paid 
stockholders since incorporation, through faults of the past, 
which are summarized as follows: (1) Overproduction and at- 
tendant excessive overhead burden upon original contributions 
of stockholders; (2) Failure to invest the original cash on hand 
and on deposit to the best advantage; (3) Lack of proper super- 
vision of the renewal of business after same had been placed 
upon the books; (4) Heavy allowance to general counsel for 
small amount of legal service; (5) Excessive allowance to presi- 
dent of the company prior to October, 1917; (6) Lax supervi- 
sion over the cost of operation and lack of proper supervision 
over expenses incurred in seeking business. It is recommended 
that the present contract with Saunders be cancelled at once if 
possible, and that the writing of new business at the present 
extravagant rate of expense be greatly reduced. It is charged 
that new business has been placed upon the books at an aver- 
age annual agency expense of nearly twice the amount agreed 
upon between the president and General Manager Saunders just 
before the latter's services were contracted for, a sum greatly in 
excess of the cost to other companies and inconsistent with 
safety to the company. The annual election takes place early 
in February. 

* * * 

Joseph Kenyon. superintendent of the Industrial Department 
of the General Accident in this city, is being complimented by 
his company and many friends in the business on the remark- 
able showing made by his department in 1917. From practi- 
cally nothing. Mr. Kenyon has worked up a business that is of 

envious proportions. 

* * * 

The New York Plate Glass Insurance Co.. represented here by 
C. B. Sloan & Co., has reinsured the plate glass business of 
the Fidelity and Deposit Company. This added business will 
make the New York one of the largest plate glass underwriters 

on the Pacific Coast. 

* * * 

There is a strong probability that automobile liability insur- 
ance rates will be increased about March 1st. The additional 
heavy expenses and taxes due to the war are the compelling 
factors, which will cause the companies to take this step reluct- 
antly. 

* * * 

George F. Gilboy. who has been successful as manager of the 
Plate Glass department in the San Francisco branch office of 
the Fidelity and Deposit Company, will assume the same posi- 
tion with the New York Plate Glass Insurance Company, Feb- 
ruary 1st. 

* * * 

Lewis E. Brainerd has been appointed special agent for the 
Aetna Fire Insurance Company in the mountain field, his terri- 
tory including Idaho. Utah and Montana. His headquarters 
will be at Helena. Brainerd was formerly connected with the 

Equitable Rating Bureau at Portland, Ore. 

* » * 

Charles E. Skinner, for the past eighteen months city manager 
of the National Life of U. S. A., has resigned the position. It 
is reported that he is to assume a similar position with another 
company in this city. 



The Plate Glass Association of California has decided that 
the increase on plate glass where the smaller dimension is 100 
inches or larger, does not apply in this State. The rate in- 
crease took place in the East on the first of the year. Owing 
to its_retirement from plate glass and other casualty lines, the 
Fidelity and Deposit has resigned from the local plate glass as- 
sociation. 

» * » 

The resignation of Orr & Co. from the management of the 
Fireman's Fund automobile department east of the mountains 
does not affect that company's representation of the Fireman's 
Fund marine business. Orr & Co. will continue to represent the 
marine business of the local company, as heretofore, and the au- 
tomobile department in that territory will hereafter be operated 
through the company's fire departments at Boston, Atlanta and 
Chicago. 

Forest fires in Washington during last year caused a total 
loss of $298,204 in timber. Both as regards the area and the 
amount of damage done, this is the iargest record made by the 
fire fiend for many years. The lumbering interests alone lost 

$127,500 on equipment, $78,000 on logs, and $51,500 on timber. 

* * * 

The many friends of Dr. Charles T. Sutting, compensation 
and medical claims director of San Francisco, are offering him 
their sincere condolences over the recent death of his wife, 
which occurred at their home in Oakland after a protracted ill- 
ness. 

* * * 

Warren Griffith, one of the most successful health and acci- 
dent underwriters on the Pacific Coast, leaves next week for 
Chicago. Owing to the Fidelity and Deposit Company with- 
drawing from the field. Mr. Griffith will close a contract in 

Chicago as manager of one of the other large companies. 

» * * 

Charles W. Helser, vice-president and manager of agencies 
ior the West Coast-San Francisco Life, is visiting the Los An- 
geles offices of his company this week. 

* * * 

Charles O. Hawley has resigned as manager of the San 
Francisco office of the Western Indemnity Company. Wm. 
Hayes, formerly with the Frankfort General, will succeed Haw- 
ley on February 1st. 

» • • 

The Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York, repre- 
sented here by Alexander M. Shields, has opened a branch of- 
fice in the Anglo Bank Building, at 16th and Mission streets. A. 
R. Flowerman, formerly of New York City, is in charge of the 

new office, and is meeting with marked success. 

* • » 

A Citizens' Fire Prevention Committee is now being organ- 
ized in this city. Jay W. Stevens, chief of the Fire Prevention 
Bureau, is one of the leaders in the movement. 



" The Largest Fire Insurance 
Company in America." 

ELBRIDCE C. SNOW. President 

FIRE AUTOMOBILE WINDSTORM 

TOURISTS' BAGGAGE INSURANCE 



THE HOME 

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1918 



FIFTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY 

Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 Assets, $13,445,954 

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CHARTERED 1850 



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Benjamin J. Smith, Mgr Frederick S. Dick, Asst. Mgr. 



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February 2, 1918 






LFjNANCIAV 



Liberty bonds have continued to 
Liberty Bond Prices. come on the market in sufficient 

amounts to prevent a recovery of 
prices during the month. The 3V2S are selling slightly under 
98.50, and the 4s have been ranging from 97 to 97%. It is evi- 
dent that there was a considerable amount of deliberate over- 
subscription, with the intention of selling, and that this was en- 
couraged by solicitors. Interest was centered upon making up 
the local quotas and persons were urged to subscribe upon the 
theory that the bonds would have a broad market and could be 
sold either at par or with only a slight loss. In many instances 
the seller expresses himself as satisfied to take a loss, as the 
cost of doing his "bit" for the government, not realizing that 
there are any further consequences. It is important that there 
shall be a better understanding upon this point the country over. 
After such a campaign as the last one has been carried on in 
every city and village for weeks it is impossible that there 
should be a large unsatisfied demand for the bonds. When the 
war comes to an end. and the issues cease, the floating supply 
of bonds will be soon absorbed, and the price probably go to a 
premium, but the market will not take them under present con- 
ditions except at a discount. Moreover, the seller at a dis- 
count has done something more than make a small personal 
sacrifice. He has disturbed the market for government bonds, 
and affected the outlook for future issues. It is hoped that the 
rate will not have to be raised, not only because a higher rate 
will increase the cost to the government, but because it will 
have an unfavorable effect upon the capital value of all out- 
standing securities and investments. 



A Washington dispatch is to the effect that all postal 

savings deposits would be made interest bearing and the amount 
a depositor may have to his credit raised from $1,000 to $3,000. 
exclusive of cumulative interest, under a bill urged by Post- 
master General Burleson, and before the House, favorably re- 
ported by the Post-office Committee. 



By action of the board of directors recently, the stock 

of the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company was placed perma- 
nently on a $20 annual basis, as compared with an annual rate 
of $16 in 1917. The directors declared a regular quarterly divi- 
dend of $5 a share, payable January 28th. on stock of record 
yesterday. The former quarterly rate was $4 a share. 



The following imports and exports passing through the 

Golden Gate for the years mentioned, tells the story of the 
gains made by San Francisco in commerce : 

Imports Exports 

1913 $1,792,596,480 $2,448,284,477 

1914 1.789.276.001 2,071.057,744 

1915 1.778.605,855 3.489,825.051 

1916 2.391.716.335 5,420,738.496 

1917 2.952.000.000 6,226.000,000 



PASTOR RUSSELLS FORECAST OF THE JEWS 
RETURNING TO PALESTINE. 

It was in Overland Monthly that the late Pastor C. T. Russell, 
Pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, first made the prophecy that 
the Jewish race, the descendants of Israel, would in the very 
near future return in triumph to the city of their forefathers, 
Jerusalem. That prophecy was made less than six years ago. 

Here are a few of Pastor Russell"s forecasts made regarding 
the Jews and the early return : "Do we consider it strange that 
an influence, a hope, should so quickly be spread abroad over 
all the earth amongst the 8.000.000 of the Hebrew race? Do 
we consider it extraordinary that after eighteen centuries of ab- 
sence from their fatherland, the thought of turning thither 
should so pulsate the hearts of the nation? Do we not marvel 
still more, when we consider that they have been a longer per- 
iod out of that land than ever they were in it? If these are the 
interrogations of our mind, they merely prove that we do not 
comprehend the sentiment which now for nearly thirty-eight 
centuries has influenced Abraham and his seed! 

"What can be the foundation from which proceeds the irre- 
pressible hope and courage of the Jew. which have carried him 
through bloody seas of persecution, through social ostracism, 
against the current of prejudice and superstition, to his present 
lofty stand in the world? Why has he not been crushed, as 
have other people? Why has he not disappeared from the face 
of the earth as a race, as have other races? Why is it that to- 
day, after thirty-eight centuries, he is such a force, such a power 
in the world financially, that the wealthiest governments are 
indebted to him and dare scarcely undertake a war without his 
co-operation in raising the funds? What is the secret of Jewish 
hope, courage and pride? 

"The key to the situation is given us in the Bible, and nowhere 
else. The relationship of Jewish people and the land of Pales- 
tine and the Bible rightly understood. 

"The Scriptures seem to indicate, however, that the time is at 
hand when 'The mystery of God shall be finished." and when 
the understanding of the Divine Plan may be comprehended by 
increasing numbers, and amongst these the reverential Jews. 
Indeed, the Jew should be specially attracted by the outlines 
of the Divine Plan set forth in the prophecies of his own Scrip- 
tures. They explain the experiences of Israel while still in 
God's favor, and the experiences of the past eighteen centuries 
of their disfavor, and show both of these will work together 
eventually for the blessing of Israel. 

"None of these nations see what Bible students see. They 
do not know that the kingdom of God is just at the door, that the 
Reign of Righteousness is at hand." 

As in future articles, we shall outline various Scriptural pro- 
phecies in which the Jew is vitally interested; it is our hope 
that not merely our Hebrew friends will be interested, but also 
Christian Bible students and non-professors. The coming bless- 
ings will be abundant to the blessing of all mankind, but the 
Jew first, for "God hath not cast away his people whom he fore- 
knew;" "For the gifts and calling of God he never repents of." 
—Romans II. 2. 23, 32. 



The politician rushed into the editorial sanctum. "What 

do you mean?" he roared. "What do you mean by insulting me 
as you did in last night's Clamor?" "Just a moment," replied 
the editor. "Didn't the story appear as you gave it to us; 
namely, that you had resigned as city treasurer?" "It did. 
But you put it under 'Public Improvements.' " 



"SAFE-TEA EIRST" 

Of more than ordinary excellence— it has a dis- 
tinctive refreshing flavor— just what you desire 

Have your grocer send you a tin 
Satisfaction or your- money refunded .,.- 



February 2. 1918 



and California Advertiser 



21 



FASHION'S FADS AND FRILLS 



All over our country January is known as the month for 
"white sales." Then it is we thoughtful ones lay in supplies of 
table and household linens and materials for lingerie to last the 
year through. This year, there are more sales than ever, and 
wonderful bargains in silk remnants for the mid-season and 
Easter frocks, and dainty voiles and other summery goods. 

If one could only keep one's head when suddenly surrounded 
by these endless possibilities, one could really work wonders 
with a slender purse. So, perhaps, it would be an excellent idea 
to make a list before the shopping tour, of just what is abso- 
lutely necessary and also of the different uses of the materials 
which will probably be on sale. 

Short lengths of lustrous silks make stunning slip-over 
blouses, or if there is more in the piece, one of the new narrow 
skirts may be cut from it. When one may make an entire dress 
from two yards of fifty-four-inch material, it pays to buy the 
wider goods. Georgette crepe may be used for the sleeves of 
a frock, so that a small piece combined with satin can be made 
to go a long way. Some of the newest dresses have a plastron 
effect on the waist, of silk or satin (the material and color of 
the skirt), with the waist and sleeves of sheerer goods, such as 
Georgette crepe or silk voile. 

Palm Beach News. 

Palm Beach is wearing calico! The quaint old patterns of 
our grandmother's day, dots, squares and ridiculous little flow- 
ers, have been made up into adorable dresses. There are ruffles 
and flutings and tucks to add to the bewitching effects, but the 




Charming Dress of Flowered Silk. 



For the Separate Waist and Skirt. 



main idea of simplicity is never quite lost, and so — we may 
be fashionably dressed in sensible calico to serve our country. 
Doubtless the "calico craze" of 1918 will repeat the "gingham 
craze" of 1917. 

Pleasing Simplicity. 

Already there are many designs for summer dresses. It is an 
excellent plan to start the spring and summer wardrobe now; 
and collaborating with you are the stores, where dainty materials 
may be purchased, and the fashion authorities, who are launch- 
ing new modes. Illustrated here is a very simple little dress 
which may be made of silk or cotton materials. Suitable for the 
indoor frock where heat is well regulated or for warmer days to 
come, it has many interesting features. The skirt measures two 



yards at the lower edge, though it appears wider, and the tucks 
of the same width as the hem serve as the only trimming. The 
waist has a vest and collar of plain material, and the sleeves 
have deep gauntlet cuffs. The belt or girdle may be of the 
same material as the vest or of satin or silk as preferred. Quite 
a new idea is the sash of colored organdie with crisp flyaway 
ends. Indeed, organdie promises to be just as popular this year 
as last. One interesting frock was of flame-colored organdie 
with white organdie kerchief and cuffs. 

Variety of Materials. 

There is great variety in the materials for the coming seasons. 
Wool (mentioned in a breath on account of the Government's 
need of it), sparingly used, silks, satins, foulards and materials 
of silk and cotton combined, are shown in all colors. The new 
costume for special occasions will doubtless be made of two 
materials, serge and satin, for instance, for street wear, or satin 
and Georgette crepe for the house. The foulard dress will take 
the place of the serge one in many instances, though for street 
wear, serge dresses worn with a fur scarf or cape are especially 
good, as a coat will not then be necessary. 

Separate Waists and Skirts. 

Under the separate coat one may wear either a dress or a 
separate waist and skirt. The designs illustrated here are par- 
ticularly smart, the skirt being on the new slim lines, and the 
novel collar on the waist with its tiny lace ruffle is a distinctly 
new feature. 



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Februaky 2, 1918 




word "applied."' says Winnifred S. Fales in the February 
Mother's Magazine. 



"Just Outside." 

Stacy Aumonier's new novel is the story of a man of moods — 
his boyhood, his youth in school, his young manhood, his love 
affairs, his desperate efforts to adjust himself to his environ- 
ment, and his environment to himself. All people not moti- 
vated vegetables are more or less persons of temperament, of 
moods; and many a reader will find himself, or part of himself, 
mirrored in some paragraph or chapter of the book. The 
scenes are in England and France, ground which the author 
knows perfectly. The author's richness of background, his gift 
for narrative, his felicity of style, are elements which may now 
be taken for granted in a new story of his. Mr. Aumonier is an 
artist, not a preacher; which is to say that his narratives are 
stories by virtue of characters created and alive, by virtue of a 
plot built with satisfying symmetry, and by virtue of a style 
brilliant, supple, rich in allusions of an individual nature that 
feels a great part of the world and feels it in his own special 
way. 

Mr. Aumonier will perhaps be remembered as the author of 
that remarkable short story. "The Friends." which, like Bret 
Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," immediately won for its 
author a position of promise in contemporary literature. He 
has also published a striking novel. "Olga Bardel." which has 
won from him the warm praise of critics. Colored frontispiece 
by George W. Gage. 

$1.35 net. The Century Company. New York. 

* * * 

"Comrades." 

Mary Dillon's new novel is a romance with a background of 
war. but not of the old wars which she has used in others of 
her books; it is the Great War of to-day. She was deeply 
stirred by the war from its beginning, and soon after August, 
1914, she commenced the composition of "Comrades." The 
story is fiction, of course, but the author says there is not an 
exploit of the hero which has not had its counterpart in news- 
paper accounts of actual deeds since the war began. Almost 
half the story is laid in a pension in Leipzig, and the group of 
characters from Germany. France. England. Poland, Rumania 
and America are just such people as the author knew there in 
happier times, camouflaged for purposes of fiction. It is a 
straightaway story full of action and stimulating dialogue, and 
rich in the element of romance. 

Four illustrations by R. M. Brinkerhoff. $1.40 net. The Cen- 
tury Company. New York. 

* * * 

"Magic Drawing Books.'' 

There are wonderful, simple and delightful drawing books to 
entertain children and at the same time to draw their attention 
to pictures. Simplicity itself handles the books to produce the 
magic picture effects. Each page of the books is stamped with 
an almost invisible composition, and by the simple rubbing, in 
any old way, of a lead pencil across the page the design comes 
out in full strong effect. The more the child rubs the stronger 
the picture. The pictures cover all sorts of simple ideas that 
the youngsters understand, and are familiar with, rural homes, 
flying birds, garden scenes, little girls playing, little boys canoe- 
ing, riding, playing, flying kites. These books are in series to 
cover the ages of the children. The larger magic drawing books 
have air ships flying, comedy pictures illustrating most of the 
famous nursery rhymes, and funny animals doing all kinds 
of wonderful pranks. They are a guarantee to interest the 
youngsters. Each book contains from 25 to 40 magic picture 
pages. Prices range from 25 cents to 40 cents. At all general 
bookstores, or the publishers. Samuel Gabriel Sons & Co.. New 

York. 

* * * 

What is Efficiency? A famous engineer defines it in 

three words: "Efficiency is applied Common Sense." As sim- 
ple as that. And the gist of the whole matter is in that little 



Wedding Presents.— The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets. 



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one 



The British South African colonies announce that after the 
war they are not going to tolerate the Germans as neighbors. 
Is this a bid for settlers? 



Mr. Trotzky. who is beginning to appreciate his Germany 
more exactly than he did his United States, rejects a clause in 
a Russo-German peace treaty to the effect that the contracting 
parties had resolved "henceforth"' to live in peace and friend- 
ship as a mere "decorative phrase." It is to be hoped that his 
interesting discovery will lead him to take the full course in 
German decorative art from, say, the period of the treaty guar- 
anteeing Belgian neutrality through the "self-determination 
school" of 1918. 

Among the things to be investigated in the United States 
are shoes. It has occurred to observers that, when all allow- 
ance is made for changed conditions in the industry, the prices 
charged for its products are altogether too high. Ordinary 
footwear has jumped, or rather has been jumped, about 100 
per cent since the war began. This advance has not been satis- 
factorily accounted for. It might be added that considerable 
curiosity exists as to the amount of leather in storage that 
should, according to all the moral laws of trade, be in shoes. 

* * * 

Under President Diaz, large numbers of captive Yaqui In- 
dians were deported at intervals, and recent issues of Mexico 
City newspapers report the passage through that capital of 
1.000 of these red men en route to the henequen fields of Yuca- 
tan, where they are to be followed by 9,000 more from the 
State of Sonora. This will probably amount to a mere shifting 
of the center of trouble. It may turn out to be worse than that; 
it may, by introducing an element of unrest and disorder, be the 
means of retarding the progress of one of the most forward 
States of the Mexican Republic. 

* * * 

Readers of General Allenby's dispatch, unfamiliar with the 
peculiarities of the Dead Sea, were not a little puzzled at his 
description of British aeroplanes flying 400 feet below sea 
level. But reference to a geography brought the information 
which solved the riddle; the Dead Sea lies 1292 feet below 
the surface of the Mediterranean, so that aeroplanes sailing 
400 feet below sea level were still at an elevation of 892 feet. 
Lessons in geography abound ni the papers nowadays! 

The bill introduced by Senator George E. Chamberlain, of 
Oregon, to create in the United States government a department 
of munitions, with a cabinet officer at its head, would, if en- 
acted into law, increase the number of the Presidents official 
family to eleven. It is likely to be stubbornly opposed on the 
ground that the intended function of the new office is already 
covered by the War and Navy departments, but especially be- 
cause of the growing opposition to large cabinets, not only in 
the United States, but in other nations. 

* * * 

Eat more potatoes and less wheat. The country has a vast 
stock of potatoes, more than was thought to be possible last 
fall. Many thousands of bushels may be spoiled if potato con- 
sumption does not take the place of the consumption of other 
starchy foods. By eating more potatoes in place of wheat 
breac 1 , we shall have more wheat to send to Europe to help out 
the allies, whose food situation is critical. 

* * * 

. The Pennsylvania "Dutch" have voted to ban the German 
language from their church services. If somebody could only 
make the Kaiser really see what it means for a Pennsylvania 
"Dutchman" to change anything, we should have them "out of 
the trenches" by supper time. 

* » * 

France bore the "peak load" from 1914-1917. Great Britain. 
it appears from Sir Aukland Geddes's statement, is get! 
ready to bear it in 1918. The United States will bear it in 1919. 
And Germany bears the "peak load" all the time. 



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February 2, 1918 




"I found three dozen eggs today," reported Farmer Hos- 

kins to his astonished wife. Tears of joy came into her eyes. 
"At last." she sighed, "we can buy that automobile." — Ex- 
change. 

"I once knew a man who went hungry in order to buy 

teed for his horse.'" "I can understand his sentiments. Many's 
the time I have cut down on meat and potatoes in order to buy 
gasoline." — Washington Star. 

Officer — Is that soup ready, Jones? Officer's Servant — 

No, sir, the stove went out. sir. Officer — Went out! Then why 
aon't you light it again? Officer's Servant — 'Cos it went out by 
the roof. sir. — London Opinion. 

"I suppose the young men do not regard Miss Barrow- 
cliff as so handsome now that her father has lost his money?" 
"Well, they don't think she has such a fine figure as she once 
had." — Pearson's Weekly. London. 

Willie — I guess my dad must have been a pretty bad 

boy. Tommie — What makes you think that? Willie — Because 
he knows exactly what questions to ask me when he wants to 
know what I have been doing. — Puck. 

Lady (entering bank, very business-like) — I wish to get 

a Liberty Loan bond for my husband. Clerk — What size, 
please? Lady — Why, I don't believe I know, exactly, but he 
wears a fifteen shirt. — Indianapolis Star. 

Brinker — Yes. your wife's clothes have cost me a good 

bit of money. Tinker — My wife's clothes! What do you mean? 
Brinker — Why. every time your wife gets a new gown, my wife 
must have one just as expensive! — Judge. 

"I shouldn't think it would be so bad living abroad." 

"Why not?" "If you can't pay your debts you just declare a 
moratorium. And if you are late for work, you simply turn 
the clock back." — Louisville Courier-Journal. 

He — Of course, women should vote. They deserve suf- 
frage as much as men — more, because their minds are purer and 
cleaner. She — Of course, their minds are cleaner, but how do 
you know that? He — Because they change them so much 
oftener. — Puck. 

"My daughter has obtained a position in a lawyer's of- 
fice. She starts on the first. "And in the meantime is she doing 
anything to fit herself for the work?" "Yes. she is reading 
'Bertha, the Beautiful Blonde Stenographer.' " — Louisville 
Courier Journal. 

Tragic, but true, that even in the milk of human kindness 

there is very often the wild onion of selfishness. There is no 
blight in which some blessing is not intertwined. For instance. 
a wooden-legged man does not have to have but one shoe these 
times. — Charlotte News. 

Bessie had a new dime to invest in ice-cream soda. "Why 

don't you give your dime to missions?" asked the minister, who 
was calling. "I thought about that." said Bessie, "but I think. 
I'll buy the ice-cream and let the druggist give it to the mis- 
sions." — Christian Herald. 

"Behind the altar," said the cathedral guide, "lies Rich- 
ard II. In the churchyard lies Mary Queen of Scots. And who" 
— halting above an unmarked flagging — "who do you think, sir. 
is a-lying "ere on this spot?" "Well." answered one of the 
party, "I don't know for sure, but I have my suspicions." — Tit- 
Bits. 

Two ladies on the other side of the Border were holding 

a stairhead confab one morning on the troubles of life, and hus- 
bands in particular. "I dinna wonder at some puir wives hav- 
ing to help themselves out of their husbands' trouser-pockets." 
remarked the one. "I canna say I like them underhand ways 
myself." responded the second matron. "I jist turn ma man's 
breeches doonside up and help masel' off the carpet." — Tit- 
Bits. 



The school-girl was sitting with her feet stretched far 

out into the aisle, and was busily chewing gum when the teacher 
espied her. "Mary!" called the teacher, sharply. "Yes. ma'am?" 
questioned the pupil. "Take that gum out of your mouth and 
put your feet in!" — Florida Times-Union. 

After Dr. Carl S. Patton had been preaching a few weeks 

at the First Congregational Church in Columbus, having ac- 
cepted the call to succeed Dr. Washington Gladden in the pas- 
torate, a woman member of the congregation came up to him 
after the service one morning and said : "Oh. Dr. Patton. I do 
so enjoy your sermons. I never had sense enough to listen to 
Dr. Gladden." 



•'PUNCH" TO THE GERMAN PEOPLE. 



Sir Owen Seaman, editor of 
the German people : 



'Punch," writes these lines to 



Each to his taste : if you prefer 

The Kaiser's whip across your flanks; 
If you enjoy the bloody spur 

That rips your cannon-fodder's ranks; 
If to his boots you still adhere, 

Kissing 'em as you've always kissed 'em. 
Why, who are we to interfere 

With your internal Teuton system? 

If from your bonds you know quite well 

You might, this moment, find release. 
Changing, at will, your present hell 

For Liberty's heaven of lasting peace; 
If yet, for habit's sake, you choose 

This rein of steel, this rule of terror. 
It's not for us to push our views 

And point you out your silly error. 

Herein I speak as I am taught — 

That your affairs are yours alone, 
Though, for myself, I should have thought 

They had a bearing on my own; 
Have I no right to interpose. 

Urging on you a free autonomy. 
Just as your U-boats shove their nose 

In my interior economy ? 



THEY SAY WE CHANGE. 

They say we change, we men that come out here. 
But do they know how great that change? 
And do they know how darkly strange 
Are those deep tidal waves that roll 
Within the currents of the soul. 
Down in the very founts of life. 
Out here? 

How can they know it? — Mother, sister, wife. 
Friends, comrades, whoso else is dear, 
How can they know? — Yet haply, half in fear. 
Seeing a long-time absent face once more, 
Something they note which was not there before. 
— Perchance a certain habit of the eye. 
Perchance, an alter'd accent in the speech 
Showing he is not what he was of yore. 
Such little, curious signs they note. Yet each 
Doth in its little nameless way 
Some portion of the truth betray. 
Such tokens do not lie! 

The change is there ; the change is true ! 
And so. what wonder, if the outward view 
Do to the eye of Love unroll 
Some hint of a transformed soul? 
— Some hint; for even Love dare peep 
No further in that troubled deep; 
And things there be too stern and dark 
To live in any outward mark; 
The things that they alone can tell. 
Like Dante, who have walk'd in hell. 
— E. A. Wodehouse, 2d Lieut. Scots Guards, in the Fort- 
nightly Review. 




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NO. 6 



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1918 seems to be coming in without a sign of any kind 

of tank. 

Thrift! thrift! thrift! lads, and transform the results into 

Liberty bonds. 

The smileage book campaign is rapidly developing into 

a broad grin. 

The Berlin periodical that dubs the Pan-Germans half- 
mad is wholly right. 

America has developed 22.969 millionaires. Easy money 

in these war contracts, messmates. 

Most of the local amateur war farmers are buying their 

potatoes as usual at the green grocer's. 

Spring ought to be in the air with gladsome togs — but 

evidently summer has cut her out this season. 

More coal has been mined and delivered in a year past in 

this country, and still the cry is, "cold! coal! coaled!" 

The bread line has disappeared in New York, and most 

of the industrial workers are now doing the cake walk. 

Kaisermanis, the curse of Europe for one thousand years. 

seems to be eating up its source of supply in the individual. 

The German Kaiser recently celebrated his fifty-ninth 

birthday, but apparently he hasn't yet reached the age of discre- 
tion. 

Where one woman will keep a secret, ninety-nine will 

give it away, as was illustrated in a colorful local divorce suit 
this week. 

If you want to try out the experience of being gassed. 

go to one of the addresses being given on the war by a visiting 
Congressman. 

The suit cases of the travelers going to Washington. D. 

C, are fat and heavy; carpet baggers of like liquid goods are 
also on the way. 

"Counter attacks" are not monopolized entirely by the 

big war. How about the attacks on the counter displays in our 
local big department stores. 

Attorney Frank Heney has uncovered the fact in his in- 
vestigation of the practices of the Chicago beef packers that 
they continue a practice of undercutting their rivals in order to 
kill competition. This is likely to start the protesting grunts of 
the Hog Trust. 



If the soldiers in the cantonments could only be clothed 

with red tape, Congress would be able to provide an extraordi- 
nary supply of that cordage. 

McAdoodle-doo is already crowing over the great pros- 
pective sales of the next sale of Liberty Bonds that will be 
floated on the market in April. 

Lenine, of Bolsheviki fame, is something of a peripa- 
tetic target in St. Petersburg these days. Another assassin has 
failed to pump him full of lead. 

Club dues are being paid more promptly this year. This 

is one advantage afforded the secretary of each club by the gov- 
ernment backing him in collecting its war tax share. 

The mailed fist came down on the revolting industrial 

workers in Germany, this week, but certainly a sufficient num- 
ber of workers escaped to start another widespread ruction. 

- — —Having pricked Governor Stephens through tickling 
Naftzger with burning matches. Neylan has slipped back into a 
comfortable political position to see what will come of his little 
diversion. 

It is rather pitiful that the German Crown Prince has 

been unable to make a popular name for himself even with all 
the assistance rendered him by Hindenburg, Mackenzen and 
Ludendorff. 

Last year"s grape crop of California was sold for $68.- 

000.000. No wonder the "wets" hug their bank accounts and 
try to conciliate the "drys" with promises of reformation — in 
the price. 

A series of short talks on the "importance of air and com- 
mon salts in war time" is scheduled by the State University. A 
little common sense sprinkled on the war situation would be 
more apropos. 

Practically all the judges on the Superior Bench in Oak- 
land are down with illness. What is one man's poison is another 
man's meat, and the doctors are now fattening their fees on the 
judiciary there. 

"Can a man at a popular banquet eat $5 worth of food?'' 

demands a contemporary. You bet he can. when one considers 
the shrinking sizes of the portions when attacked by a healthy 
appetite in these Hooverizing days. 

Members of the International Hoboes Union are advocat- 
ing less Hooverizing on hot water and soap. They demand hot 
water bath houses in every city in the land. Evidently they 
have been in hot water so often that it has become constitu- 
tional. 

Tobacco is reported to be so scarce in Germany that 

many of the inhabitants have been forced to smoke hops as a 
substitute. Perhaps that is the cause why the industrial work- 
ers throughout the land show so many signs of being hop- 
headed. 




EDITORIAL COMMENT 




The new wartime heads of conser- 
Stalking the vation boards started on their voy- 

Food Pirates. ages somewhere between Sylla and 

Charybdis. Some of the more ex- 
perienced, who cut their eye-teeth in Europe, are now manag- 
ing to hold their own, and several are gaining recognition as 
making good. For instance, Hoover, conserver of the import- 
ant food supply, has recently been presented with a medal of 
honor by a big Eastern organization. Elihu Root made the pre- 
sentation speech. Hoover got out of his sugar scarcity corner 
with very little loss of prestige, despite the attacks of a num- 
ber of rabid congressmen and senators who tried to drive him 
into a corner and mangle his reputation. Hoover"s position 
makes him the most prominent target in this open season of 
gunning for the higgest heads of departments by low-brow con- 
gressmen in order to get the adequate publicity in their home 
precincts to prove that they are still prominent in the govern- 
ment of the nation and blazing figures in the panorama of the 
big war. 

For this reason, it is said that a combination has been made 
in Congress to smash the new bill authorizing Hoover to con- 
trol public eating places throughout the country in order that 
the proprietors may be compelled to observe the regulation of 
the food administration, in making up their bills of fare, and 
in serving food portions to patrons. It is estimated that about 
fifty per cent of the food of the country is consumed in public 
eating places; hence a stiff er control is being assumed in Wash- 
ington quarters to meet a broader requirement. When one con- 
siders how many keen profiting hotel and restaurant proprietors 
selfishly ignore the public's best and patriotic interests in food 
conservation, the neces- 
sity of the proposed leg- 
islation now in Congress 
becomes illuminating and 
of prime importance. 
Efforts are being made 
by Shylocks in food to 
bring strong political 
pressure on their repre- 
sentatives in Congress 
to balk at this proposi- 
tion on the ground that 
the government is stick- 
ing its nose unwarrant- 
edly into the private 
business of restaurant 
owners and hotel keep- 
ers. Under war condi- 
tions, these food pirates 
are striving to clean up 
fortunes, and they will 
not stick at savagely at- 
tempting to assassinate 
any bill that stands be- 
tween them and their 
profits. 

SB- 
Simple Ways to Help 
Uncle Sam. 

War conditions are 
now such that the city, 
county and State govern- 
ments are having brought 
home to them, in more 
ways than one, the fact 
that this country is now 
at war. and that the 
community, like individ- 
uals, must conserve their 
resources, particularly in 
money in credit, to the 
end that the national 
government be not in 
any way hampered in 
financing war operations. 




THE BELGIAN "MENACE' 
not to terrorise me again ?" 



The Federal Reserve Bank, in a recent letter to bankers, made it 
plain that local extravagance in government at this time is no 
less unpatriotic than individual wastefulness and extravagance. 
One paragraph of this letter should be pasted on the wall in 
the office of every official having to do with the financial affairs 
of the cities and counties of this State, and this suggestion ap- 
plies to the government at Sacramento as well. The suggestion 
is as follows: 

"Let the banks tell the people of their communities and their 
authorities, the mayors and the governors, that this is not the 
time for cities to be spending money on public development; 
rather they should be considering the suspension of existing 
work with the view of releasing men and material for the use 
of the government, so as not to compete with the government 
for the savings or the time of the people, thereby weakening 
the ability of the government to float the loans." There is sound 
sense in this advice, and it should be given thoughtful considera- 
tion everywhere in the domain of the U. S. A. Local govern- 
ments should, and will, of course, continue to perform their 
necessary functions and to carry on works really essential along 
any particular line of endeavor; but there should be no let-up 
in the public demand for rigid retrenchment in expenditures 
which are not imperative in their nature. In this connection the 
time has arrived when local governments should become fully 
conscious that the only job worth thinking about is that of win- 
ning the war. Here is a case where we all ought to combine 
and concentrate "to hold the thought." 

W 

Deep Faith in Red Cross. When American troops began to 

arrive in France last June the war 
wearied people there 
greeted them with wild 
enthusiasm, in the belief 
that their coming meant 
that the end of the war 
was in sight. From this 
extravagant height of ac- 
claim there has been a 
natural reaction, until 
now it seems to the na- 
tives that it must be 
some time before the 
Yankees will be a big 
factor in the war zone. 
This situation is quite 
natural when one appre- 
ciates the tremendous 
problem of landing and 
providing one million 
troops on European soil. 
Secretary of the Navy 
Daniels has done won- 
ders to date. Nothing 
has tempered the high 
hopes expressed for the 
coming Americans by 
the French so much as 
the representation there 
of splendid activity and 
resources of the Ameri- 
can Red Cross. All sec- 
tions of France are now 
convinced that this or- 
ganization means that 
more soldiers are com- 
ing, and that Uncle Sam 
will redeem his promise 
In Italy it was the same 
way when the Red Cross 
representatives came up- 
on the field. The sight 
of them meant that the 
American soldiers were 
coming across the sea. 
Many of the Italians had 



— Kaiser: "If I grant you my gracious pardon, will you promise 
[Reproduced from this week's Punch, by permission.] 



February 9. 1918 



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taken that voyage and they knew how arduous it would be to 
transfer troops. Every contributor to the Red Cross is entitled 
to take particular satisfaction in the demonstration wherein his 
giving has been so well worth while. 

SB- 
Existing conditions in the security 
Government Adjusting market have made it evident for 
The Financial Needle, some time that there must be co- 
operation on the part of the govern- 
ment if the situation is to be met without serious disturbance to 
business. In order that the government may float successfully 
its war loans and realize the amount of taxes it is counting upon, 
it is most important that support and reassurance be given which 
will inspire public confidence and deter the slaughter of securi- 
ties, with the consequent falling of market prices. This situa- 
tion was doubtless recognized in the recent action of the govern- 
ment in taking over the railroads. The President's statement 
assuring investors that their interests would be protected, gave 
an immediate stimulus to the market which demonstrated 
graphically this need of confidence. Assurance that railroad 
obligations and needs will be met and a fair return provided up- 



on railroad investments, if it is not minimized by Congress, will 
do much toward steadying the market. 

Economics which may be securely braced through coordi- 
nated operations, and the elimination of all forms of competi- 
tion, which is now being practiced to some extent, should make 
the guarantee of the government possible without the appro- 
priation of funds from the national treasury. It will further 
enable the railroads to render a larger measure of service than 
under previous conditions of enforced competition. There are 
many other branches of business that must be reckoned with. 
The passing of dividends, falling security prices and financial 
difficulties only serve to produce a situation which would 
threaten the government's own financial program, and this, of 
course, will be carefully obviated. Bondholders and stockhold- 
ers may rest assured that every effort will be made to protect 
their financial interest as the government best can. Large drains 
of money will be diverted into the big government loans, and 
will, of course, draw that much money from banks and ordi- 
nary investments. At the same time the government is, as far 
as possible, returning that money to circulation, and the peo- 
ple, through its enormous expenditure to furnish food, muni- 
tions, materials and pay and insurance, etc.. to the troops. 



»• 



TOWN CRIER 



Local politics develops very peculiar situations, especi- 
ally in what one might dub a local motif ; but no matter what the 
motif, the cush is behind it just the same, especially whenever 
the tracks lead back to the private places where certain mem- 
bers of the supervisors hold their panjarandum meetings. The 
point has been illustrated here since the last election, when 
two supervisors were dropped from office; anywhere else they 
would thereafter have been lost in the discard — but not with 
their present clansmen hold on the City Hall. The two dropped 
were Supervisors Nolan and Walsh. Both have been "called 
back" to office by their doughty friends, and have been given 
semi-royal jobs. Nolan looks a brick over to be sure that 
it isn't a cobble stone, and gets $8 a day for his strenuous efforts 
to keep from grinning; while the expansive and genial Walsh, 
who graduated from plumbing into cashing easy warrants as 
a supervisor, is back sapping the city treasury of $125 plunks, 
which he needs, and which, of course, the taxpayers will never 
miss. Can you beat it? Verily the comatose residents of the 
city will never wake up to the political tricks being played right 
under their nose. 

The Prohibitionists throughout the State mobilized their 

first legion and met in convention at Fresno this week, to dig a 
big political cave under the feet of the somewhat dubious drys. 
They met in church, of course, and the 1,000 delegates were 
carefully and cheerfully shepherded by Dr. Harvey O. Breedon. 
Every county in the State was represented with a showing of 
140 delegates from San Francisco and 101 from Alameda, and 
they were not obliged to bring a goat along for vicarious duty. 
Their pertinent intention just now is a definite plan looking 
toward the selection of a legislature that will ratify the National 
Prohibition amendment. There isn't much that the ordinary 
Prohibitionist asks for: he has simply and condescendingly 
decided to demand politically and otherwise everything he 
wants. Of the drys' wants and cares, he doesn't give a tinker's 
damn. 

— ^ — Jitney "virus" continues to crackle the air and stir up 
trouble down the Peninsula way, and a wail goes up from the 
Ocean Shore Railroad that the bump the bumps carryall has 
decreased its profits by nearly fifty per cent since 1915. the 
time when the smooth macadam was completed and when the 
jitney started on its wild and woolly road to wealth. To offset 
the huge mountain of profits that the jitneys are piling to rival 
the accumulated Liberty Bonds loans, the Ocean Shore man- 
agement has requested the San Mateo Supervisors to fix an au- 
tomobile tax that will place competition on a footing where the 
rival transportation companies may at least have a bowing ac- 
quaintance with each other without drawing revolvers to shoot 
up each other's livers every time they meet on the San Mateo 
turnpike. Another pow-wow and the usual scrap is scheduled 
for next week. 



Mayor Rolph is home, and is talking of the wonderful 

big things in commercial and financial activities in the East, 
but not one lukewarm word on politics. His position in the 
gubernatorial race is an interrogation point. Willis Booth, for- 
mer candidate against Johnson, says he is satisfied that Rolph 
will run. while E. A. Hays (Red) declares emphatically that 
Mayor Rolph will not run. The political chorus that assembles 
every day. except Sunday, when they are grooming, are split 
seven ways from Eastertide on the same point. Rolph has been 
hammered into a corner by his friends, who insisted on a yes 
or no. but they were answered only with a laugh. It's a fine 
question at best. Even his friends are somewhat divided on the 
prospect. Mayor Rolph has initiated and pressed forward some 
of the biggest improvements ever attempted for the city, and 
some of these friends fear that if he is taken off the job at this 
time of construction they might go to pot under the efforts of 
others without experience and complete understanding of the 
necessary details. Another wing of his many friends believe 
that as Rolph has made good as mayor he should have this op- 
portunity for promotion to the governorship. Senator Phelan is 
actively stirring the pot to keep Rolph out of the contest, as 
the latter 's election might in a measure rouse the Los Ange- 
lanos to wild wrath with the governorship and the two Senators 
coming from the North. 

The presentation of the ballot to the fair sex did not con- 
fer upon them coincidentally the privilege of wearing trousers 
and carrying a safety razor in a hip pocket, but apparently Dr. 
Alan Hart thought that was her constitutional right when she 
dropped her maiden name and frocks, and substituted a man's 
name and clothes to conceal her sex. She is a graduate medico, 
a former Stanford co-ed., and in the service of the San Fran- 
cisco hospital. She smoked, drank a bit. and had the air and 
breeding of a jolly good fellow. Why the devil shouldn't she. 
in these piping times of war and jazz music. Women in the 
European countries are donning men's attire, and working in 
the fields, as ambulance aids, on farms, in factories, munitions 
plants, and other useful employments, where skirts are tabu. 
Dr. Alan Hart's explanation is that she thought that in the guise 
of a man that she could build up a wider practice as a supposed 
man than an ordinary woman. That of course depended upon 
her merits as a practitioner. 

Emma Goldman. Russian anarchist and breeder of politi- 
cal troubles, whose conviction of conspiracy against the selective 
draft law was upheld by the United States Supreme Court, was 
taken to the Jefferson City penitentiary. Missouri, this week, 
to resume serving her two years' sentence. Uncle Sam is a 
patient observer over foreign disturbers of peace in this coun- 
try, but when they rouse his dander with their vicious defiance 
of the law he lands them behind the bars by the scruff of the 
neck, and with a shake that makes them yelp. "Ill be good." 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 9, 1918 



RODIN 



Rodin's chief contributions to modern art were his insistence 
on the special rights of materials and his demolition of the 
classicists" canon of ideal beauty. That is to say, he imposed 
upon his time the recognition of the individual, intrinsic prop- 
erties of bronze and marble, in so far as they are an artist's 
media, and routed the school whose most notorious exponents 
are Canova, Bouguereau and Leighton. In these achievements 
Rodin was by no means the first nor an isolated performer : 
the history of art has been made by his predecessors and will 
be completed by his successors. As regards the use of mater- 
ial, he merely gave to marble and bronze the fit expression that 
Michael Angelo and Donatello in their day employed. For such 
masters marble, for example, is a stern and massive medium, 
quite distinct from silver or wood, or even wax. Its natural 
strength and nobility demand, in their estimation, a correspond- 
ing grandeur of treatment; otherwise there seems no point in 
using it. One does not attempt to extract piccolo music from the 
'cello; it is absurd to polish and soften rock till it resembles wax 
or to fret and undercut it into filigree. This elementary piece of 
taste and common sense gives to Rodin's "Penseur."' his "Calais 
Burghers," his "Eve." or "Balzas" their rock-like suggestion of 
endurance and their monumental bulk. 

The mental or spiritual significance, of Rodin, is. of course, 
an integral part of his material expression. Your Bougureaus 
and Canovas usually succeed in complementing trivial minds 
with misconception of technique, though, on the other hand, it 
does not always follow that artists with large and appropriate 
ideas of material have also an exalted mind. But Rodin's great- 
ness carried through. Just as Millet and Degas for their part 
proved that, notwithstanding the dogmas of the classicists, pic- 
torial art was intimately concerned with everyday life, so from 
the first he was engrossed only in expressing life. The effect 
of his endeavor was so shockingly convincing that he was ac- 
cused of having produced his "L'Homme de l'Age d'Airain" by 
means of a mould from life. But he was to go a good deal fur- 
ther. He is worth hearing on this head: "At first I did clever 
things, spirited things; but I felt it wasn't quite that. Art is 
not imitation, and only fools think we can create. There re- 
mains only the interpretation of nature. Every one must inter- 
pret in the sense he likes best. I have at last defined mine." 
Rodin's progress, as all great artists', was inward, from the 
external aspect to the soul. Ceaseless study and perception 
made him pastmaster of visible, anatomical things : in line and 
wash drawings he compiled what has been called a dictionary 
of human gestures ; his profound research gave him what seems 
a magic technique for expressing elusive action and fleeting at- 
mosphere and light. None who has not seen could believe that 
marble can be enchanted into suggesting the fugitive, the almost 
etheric and vibrating qualities of which this magician had the 
secret. 

His spells and technical mastery, however, are relatively but 
clever, spirited accomplishments when we weigh his greater 
gifts. "Le gout" is the quality he himself insisted on as crucial ; 
the essential thing of which craftsmanship was the servile in- 
strument. Taste is a vague word, and apt in this context only 
if it signify Rodin's deep intuition of humanity's subtle and pas- 
sionate emotions. His wizardry of technique subserved his 
expression of the soul ; the occasions on which he fell, when 
tempted by superficial trickery, were rare. It is that deep in- 
tuition into the emotions of his time, or in other words it is his • 
capacity for. and his power of reflecting the profounder spirit 
of our day that makes Rodin the great figure of modern art. 
Each age has, inevitably, its own consciousness of life : what we 
ask of artists is an intensified, a sublimated consciousness that 
comprehends the utmost, that gathers up into itself and reveals 
in fullest measure the intricate tissue of man's accumulated 
mind and aspiration. Rodin performs that service for his time; 
who shall venture to ask more of any man? The tissue of 
man's thought in the nineteenth century was not that of the 
sixteenth; it is psychologically impossible for a product of the 
one to enter the peculiar sanctuaries of thought and outlook of 
the other. The most expert modern forger of an early Renais- 
sance Holy Family is bound to breathe a subtle taint of modern 
sentiment upon his Lippi Saints or angels, giving the lie to all 
his skill of surface counterfaction. So the classicists imitating 
what they constitutionally could not participate in, struck no 
chords nor evoked any spirit. But Rodin, determined to ex- 



press the living, to interpret nature, as he says, and "to model 
well." probed the life he knew and shared, at least assured of 
its authentic quality. Then getting ever deeper into its complex 
meaning, he added his testimony to the truth declared by the 
great masters — that to comprehend the inner life of one's own 
race and time is to light up whatever one touches with con- 
vincing constant truth. Rodin's "Eve." conceived as only a 
nineteenth century intellect could envisage her, seems the quin- 
tessence of the Eve idea: his "Calais Burghers" epitomize the 
suffering and heroism of the whole race of men. of whom those 
citizens were but an instance; his "Pensee." producible only by 
a Frenchman of our day, sums up the long history of thought, 
regardless of date or nationality. His renderings of man's love 
of woman interpret anew the irresistible and unashamed passion 
ordained by life and by man exalted to a poetic plane, above the 
driven desires of beasts that perish. 

It must be a gloomy thought for our poor Ichabodists. who 
hold that great art abruptly perished when our despised era was 
born, to reflect that all the time Alfred Stevens, Rodin and Mes- 
trovic were calmly carrying on. and shamelessly registering 
themselves for immortality. — The Saturday Review. 



THE DREAMER. 



The gipsies passed her little gate — 

She stopped her wheel to see — 
A brown-faced pair who walked the road 

Free as the wind is free ; 
And suddenly her little room 

A prison seemed to be. 

Her shining plates against the walls, 

Her sunlit, sanded floor. 
The brass-bound wedding-chest that held 

Her linen's snowy store. 
The very wheel whose humming died — 

Seemed only chains she bore. 

She watched the foot-free gipsies pass; 

She never knew or guessed 
The wistful dream that drew them close — 

The longing in each breast — 
Some day to know a house like hers. 

Wherein their hearts might rest. 

— Theodosia Garrison. 



"YOU ARE OLD. KAISER WILLIAM." 
With appropriate apologies to the late Lewis Carroll. 

"You are old. Kaiser William." the Crown Prince said, 
"And for years have done nothing but fight. 

Yet now you incessantly prate about peace — 
Will the world understand the thing right?" 

"When I started this war." he replied to his son, 

"I thought we were certain to win, 
But the terrible bloomer you made at Verdun 

Has encouraged the Allies like sin." 

"You are old." said the youth, "and you speak about God, 

And you treat Him almost as a friend. 
Don't you think He should heed your imperial nod 

And bring this affair to an end?" 

"I've answered your questions; be off on your way," 

Said his father, restraining a sob; 
"You've only lost fourteen divisions today; 

They'll think that you're quitting the job." 

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"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 



Charley Ruggles Out-Bunkers Bean at Alcazar. 

Charley Ruggles returns to town in the role of "His Majesty 
Bunker Bean," and a big Alcazar audience welcomed him with 
a warmth that was compounded of old friendship and new de- 
light in this mirth provoking play. 

Bunker Bean was originally fathered by Harry Leon Wilson, 
our own neighbor at Carmel. and godfathered by the Saturday 
Evening Post, which leaves its godchildren on two million door- 
steps a week. So we all know how Bunker Bean conducted him- 
self in serial form. But we were curious to see how he would 
manage himself on the stage. 

I do not know who impersonated Bunker Bean in the Eastern 
production. But this I do know. Charley Ruggles out-Bunkers 
Bean himself. If Harry 
Leon Wilson is not enthusi- 
astic about Ruggles' per- 
formance, it is because no 
novelist ever understands 
his own hero as well as the 
dear public! Dear Public 
insists that Ruggles is all 
Bean, caught young and 
fresh right in the pod. 

Ruggles does not attempt 
to crowd the audience for 
laughs by caricaturing the 
part. He plays it with fine 
sympathy and understand- 
ing, and makes it seem very 
real. The young clerk, 
who wanted to be a king 
and paid his inheritance tax 
to the fakes who provided 
him with an Egyptian 
mummy, guaranteed to be 
his own first incarnation on 
earth when he ruled in 
kindly, peaceful fashion on 
the Nile, made a good bar- 
gain after all, for provided 
with faith in himself and 
his past, he makes a neat 
turn on Wall street, and 
marries the boss's daughter. 
From which it might be 
gathered that the play has 
a moral, which is that all 
any hardworking, energetic 
young man needs to get 
along in the world is to 
have plenty of confidence in 
himself. 

Far be it from any honest 
critic to deceive the public. 
Bunker Bean, besides this 
acquired faith, is assisted 
by the greatest left handed 
baseball pitcher in Amer- 
ica! That, as any discrimi- 
nating American will agree, is more luck than any modest man 
could hope to have. 

Ruggles has as his leading lady Dorothy Webb, who plays 
the part of "the flapper.'" the young daughter of the boss, who, 
flapper like, has her own way. and Bunker Bean gets in the way 
that leads to the altar. Miss Webb is a capable young actress. 

The regular Alcazar stock company is distinguished this 
week by the presence of Emilie Melville, who plays the part of 
the grandmother of the flapper, and does it with the grace and 
distinction of the actress of the old school. Emilie Melville 
was a name to conjure with in the old days of theatrical history 
in San Francisco, and this generation finds nothing to marvel 
at in that fact, for she still has the beautiful voice and the car- 




John Hyamt and Leita Mclntyre. next week at the Orpheum. 



riage of the days of her stardom. She is visiting friends in San 
Francisco, and the Alcazar management gave the public this 
opportunity to revive its faith in the fine traditions of the older 
school of acting. Burt Wesner as "Pops ;" Sherman Bainbridge 
as the baseball pitcher; Grace Travers as the Countess fakir; 
Wm. Naughton as the clerk who caps for the Countess ; in fact, 
all the parts are adequately played by the Alcazar company, 
which seemed to share the delight of the audience in the origi- 
nal eccentricities of Bunker Bean. 



Orpheum Provides Good Vaudeville. 

When the Orpheum announces a play stamped with the ap- 
proval of the Washington 
Square Players we expect 
something above ordinary. 
As a rule we are not disap- 
pointed. But "Love Thy 
Neighbor," which appears 
this week, has nothing to 
recommend it. The story 
is a satire on altruism. None 
of the characters, or even 
the dog, are worthy of con- 
sideration. 

The rest of the show, 
however, is an unusually at- 
tractive one. Especially 
the second half. Emma Ca- 
ms and Larry Comer pre- 
sented their song and com- 
edy to a delighted audience. 
The popular Emma tells 
and shows just how she lost 
that forty pounds. Her 
Irish imitation is worthy of 
comment. The poker song, 
given by Larry Comer, and 
tuned to old familiar airs, 
is very clever. 

Adelaide Boothby in her 
"Novelty Songs and Trav- 
esty." showed herself the 
possessor of unusual abil- 
ity. Her take-off of the 
movie fan is a splendid 
piece of work. Ben Bernie 
and Phil Baker play the 
violin and accordion to re- 
quest. They leave the stage 
with the audience still wish- 
ing for more. They intro- 
duce some amusing novelty 
byplay, and are skillful 
musicians. Stan Stanley, 
"the Bouncing Fellow," 
proves as mirth producing 
this time as he did a year 
ago. when he was at the 
Orpheum with the very same sketch. He would be funny 
at any and all times. If laughing induces extra pounds, then he 
is responsible for considerable extra weight, for the audience 
fairly shrieked. It is rather unusual for a player to be willing 
to forego the just deserts of their work. Yet Stanley makes his 
exit, at the close of his act through the audience, while the re- 
mainder of the company make the curtain calls. 

The only holdovers on this week"s program are the Four 
Marks Brothers in "Home Again;"' Selma Braatz does some 
expert juggling. Despite the fact that she is first on the pro- 
gramme, she manages to get the interest of the audience. Isa- 
belle D'Armond. assisted by Mr. Darrell gives some talks- 
songs. 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 9, 1918 



Pontages and Roaring Lions. 

"If Geraldine Farrar plays Carmen on the moving picture 
screen, why shouldn't I play it on the banjo?'' said Frank 
Markley. Banjoist Extraordinary to himself. Accordingly the 
audiences at Pantages Theatre, this week, after consulting their 
programs, and seeing the announcement of Burke. Touhey and 
Company's Celtic entertainment, do not see the Celts at all. but 
iisten instead to grand opera on the banjo. It brings down the 
house. 

There is something about the "tinkle-tinkle-tinkle-tum'' of 
the banjo which sets the blood a-racing just a little faster 
through the veins of any crowd, and in Frank Markley's hands 
it makes the audience his. They don't let him go until they 
have to. 

It is a week of musical novelties in the popular Market street 
vaudeville house. 

Harry Lewis presents "The Phenomenal Lady Baritone.'' 
Marjorie Lake, who plays the leading part in a musical comedi- 
ette. dressed most charmingly as a member of the feministic 
half of our population, and singing in a baritone which is really 
good. The miniature musical comedy is full of laughs, and 
ends in a flag number which makes an appeal for applause that 
is more vehement than necessary, for the public does not have 
to be prodded to applaud the flag. 

Grindell and Esther, in "A Study in Thinology." go very well. 
The longer half of the team is a revelation in possibilities of ec- 
centric length and slimness. "My pants aren't too short for 
me." he explains; "I just got too far into "em!" His dancing 
with the piquant be-ruffled little partner is a joy of grotesque 
grace. 

A thrill of suspense and half-terror is added to the bill by the 
appearance of Wilson's Lions. "Every animal in this act was 
captured wild in his native lair and tamed in America." the pro- 
gram asserts. 

Harry Ross, the eccentric comedian, completes the bill for 
this week. 

* * * 

Mr. Kellerd Shows His Art in "The Bells." 

Mr. Kellerd and his excellent support gave a convincing in- 
terpretation of Irving's old-time eerie and creepy play, that 
discloses the story of "The Bells." It is the development of a 
guilty conscience struggling against grim Fate. The part read- 
ily lends itself to tearing the part to tatters in the hands of a 
melodramaniac. but Mr. Kellerd carried it off with consumate 
art and a keen appreciation of those points that have kept him 
on the boards for capable tragedians. The play is somewhat 
shopworn, for these days of musical comedies and Jazz accom- 
panists, but the trial scene will likely appeal to tragedians for 
a time as a "special" to broaden their repertoire. A. C. Hen- 
derson is an excellent reader of lines, and the simple and natu- 
ral way in which he related the story of the murder of the rich 
Jew was an unusually fine piece of stage art. and Charles A. 
Smiley was at his elbow in helping out the tale that starts the 
unfolding of the tragedy, already swinging along in the sick 
conscience mind of Mathias (Kellerd.) As his worried wife, 
Georgia Wilson carried off her part naturally. In the big scene 
in the court, representing the trial and the test of the mesmerist, 
which Mathias is supposed to have dreamed. Kellerd showed 
his best restraint and sense of the tense situation. That his 
work convinced his appreciative audience was reflected by his 
numerous curtain calls. On the final curtain the audience in- 
sisted on a speech, which Mr. Kellerd gave, touching on the 

Shakespearean drama. 

* * * 

Rare Treat in Versified Music Given by Director Hertz. 

Director Hertz ran a gamut of versatility in the composition 
of the excellent program given by his orchestra Sunday. The 
wide range of his music selections ran from Bach to Debussy, 
and in between he tucked a gem of Mozart's, and in this versa- 
tility he unanimously captured the good will and enthusiasm of 
an appreciative audience. Mozart's E flat major symphony 
stood by itself as an exemplar of the young genius whose musi- 
cal talents were recognized when he had reached the age of 
lour years. Before he was ten years old he was composing 
symphonies and sonatas which were successfully played in 
London. Beauty and art pervade his works. The Bach of early 
organ fame was edited by Johann Joseph Abert, with prelude, 
choral and fugue, a piece finally appreciated and transformed 



into pure choral tones in the care of Conductor Hertz and his 
carefully developed instrumentalists. Debussy is a rare poet in 
music, and his dainty peace of pagan portraiture in the glades 
of ancient Greece proved perfect in expression. A new com- 
poser on the program was Florent Schmitt. in his Viennoise 
Rhapsodie. and was true to the lilt and gayety of that effer- 
vescent life, the contrast being in strong climaxes. The ninth 
"pop"' concert of February 10th will be composed exclusively 
from selections taken from Wagner and Tschaikowsky. Direc- 
tor Hertz promises a rare treat. 

* * * 

Advance Announcements 

S. F. Symphony Orchestra. — A program devoted entirely to 
ihe works of Wagner and Tschaikowsky will be given by the 
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra at the Cort Theatre on Sun- 
day afternoon. February 10th. This will be the eighth concert 
of the regular "pop" series. Music lovers have often had op- 
portunity to exhibit their enthusiasm over the interpretations 
of the works of these masters given by Alfred Hertz, and the 
Musical Association properly expects the banner house of the 
season next Sunday. The advance sale has been enormous. 
Barring the Prelude and Love Death from "Tristan and Isolde," 
none of the Wagner numbers programmed has been offered be- 
fore in San Francisco by Hertz. These will be the remaining 
Wagner selections: Introduction to Act III. "Lohengrin;"' Sieg- 
fried's Rhine Journey from "Gotterdammerung;" Entrance of 
the Gods into Walhalla. from "Das Rheingold;" Klinger's 
Magic Garden and the Flower Maidens, from "Parsifal." It 
will be remembered that "Parsifal" was first introduced to 
America under the baton of Alfred Hertz, when he was con- 
ductor at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. The 
works of Tschaikowsky to be played are : The entire "Nut 
cracker Suite." embracing the Miniature Overture. March. 
Dance of the "Fee Dragee," Russian Dance, Arabian Dance. 
Chinese Dance, Dance of the "Mirlitons;" Theme and Varia- 
tions from Suite No. 3; Overture. "The Year 1812." The 
national anthem will, of course, be given. This is a most prodi- 
gal feast of popular masterpieces. 

The tenth pair of symphonies, announced for Friday after- 
noon, February 15th, and Sunday afternoon. February 17th. 
will have Horace Britt. the brilliant violoncellist of the orches- 
tra, as soloist. Britt will play Boellman's Symphonic Variations 
with the orchestra. The remaining numbers will be : Mendels- 
sohn's "Italian" Symphony in A Major; Saint-Saens' "Dance 
Macabre.'" and Brahms' Academic Festival Overture. Beetho- 
ven's Sixth Symphony "Pastorale." originally announced for 
the tenth pair, will be placed on the program of the eleventh 
pair of symphonies. Tina Lerner, the noted pianist, will be 
soloist of the eleventh pair, scheduled for March 1st and 2d. 

» * * 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum bill for next week will be remark- 
able for its great novelty. John Hyams and Leila Mclntyre, 
thoroughly established favorites in vaudeville, and the success- 
ful stars of many popular musical comedies, will appear in a 
skit called "Maybloom." which scored a great hit recently in 
New York. Harry Beresford deservedly ranks as one of the 
best American character actors. His company will appear in 
Winchell Smith and John L. Golden's comedy. "Mind Your 
Own Business," in which he is happily cast as a well inten- 
tioned. kindly-natured old duffer, who makes a lot of trouble 
ior others by prying into their affairs. Winchell Smith, part 
author of the little play, is also the writer of "Turn to the 
Right." Stuart Barnes, one of the most diverting monologists 
and singing comedians, is sure of a cordial welcome, for his 
popularity in this city is prodigious. Ruth Roye. vaudeville's 
youngest singing comedienne, who a little over a year ago came 
to the Palace Theatre. New York, practically unknown, and 
scored a tremendous hit. will introduce a repertoire of new 
songs. Felix Bernard and Eddie Janis. pianist and violinist, 
call their offering "A Musical Highball." They are not, how- 
ever, content with confining their efforts to their instruments, 
for they have interpolated some gingery dancing that greatly 
enhances the interest of the act. The Valonova Troupe of Gyp- 
sies, in a picturesque and appropriate scene, will present a de- 
lightful musical act entitled "A Night in a Gypsy Camp," in 
which they indulge in characteristic song and dance. Apdale's 
Zoological Circus, in which four bears, eight dogs, three mon- 



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Flo and Ollie Walters at Pantages next week 

keys and one ant-eater display a surprising amount of skill and 
intelligence, and play musical instruments, dance, ride bicycles, 
juggle, turn flip-flaps, etc. It is the most remarkable animal 
act in vaudeville. The remaining acts in this attractive bill 
will be Stan Stanley and his relatives and Emma Carus and 

Larry Comer. 

• • * 

Columbia. — If the musical taste of this city does not differ 
greatly from those of Chicago, Milwaukee. Minneapolis, St. 
Paul, St. Louis, the Columbia Theatre will be an extremely 
popular place during the two weeks that the Boston English 
Opera Company appears there. The engagement opens Mon- 
day night. The organization comes direct to this city from its 
four months' run at Chicago. Its cast of principals includes the 
foremost English singing artists on the American stage, which 
together with a chorus of unusual excellence create a strong 
ensemble. Among the principals are Joseph F. Sheehan. John 
W. Warren, Elaine De Sellen, Alice May Carley. Hazel Eden. 
Florentine St. Clair. Arthur Deane. Francis J. Tyler, and others 
of like prominence in opera. "II Trovatore"' has been selected 
as the opening opera, and it will be repeated on Wednesday, 
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights and at the matinee on 
Saturday. "Martha" will be sung on Tuesday and Friday 
nights, and at the matinee on Wednesday. The scale of prices 
for the evening performances range from $1.50 to 25 cents. The 

matinee prices range from 25 cents to $1.00. 

* * * 

Puntages. — With one of the largest casts and the most elabo- 
rate staging seen in vaudeville, the big New York musical com- 
edy sensation, "The Bride Shop." comes featured on the pro- 
gram at Pantages for the week commencing with the matinee 
Sunday. Eddie Vogt. one of the most popular of musical com- 
edy comedians, leads the large cast, and an especially graceful 
and harmonious chorus has been selected. The song hits are 
many, and the bright lines develop as the rapid-fire action of the 
plot progresses. Among the players supporting Mr. Vogt are 
Lewis Neadon. Evelyn Rockson. Muriel Rastrick and many 
others. Rodriquez is the sensational Spaniard whose feats upon 
the slack wire have made him an international celebrity with the 
various circuses in which he has been starred. Two charming 
young women are Flo and Ollie Walters, talented, pretty and 
with good voices and personality that cannot be denied. They 
render in their own delightful manner songs, dances and com- 
edy, and their costumes are distinctively revelations. "Don't 
Do It"' is the latest comedy hit from the pen of Willard Mack. 
It will be presented by Jack Kennedy and his players. Tom 
Kelly, the Irish humorist, has a budget of new songs and say- 



ings to offer. Bobbie Tremaine is one of the brightest comedi- 
ennes in vaudeville, and she introduces her original costume 
songs and dances, which have been a big hit. This is Miss 
Tremaine's first appearance as a Pantages feature here. "The 
Donkey Did It" is an L. Ko comedy feature containing many 
laughs, and will be shown on the screen. 

* * * 

Exposition Auditorium. — As the Exposition Auditorium is to 
be occupied by the Automobile Show from February 16th to the 
24th. Edwin H. Lemare will give his last organ recital for this 
month, Sunday, at three o'clock, when the Musicians' Club of 
San Francisco, of which the organist is a member, will attend 
in a body. Following Bach's wonderful Toccata in F, abound- 
ing in technical difficulties, will be the minuet in G, by Bee- 
thoven. Organist Lemare's sonata in F, No. 1, opus 95, in five 
movements, will follow. After the intermission, Richard Wag- 
ner's depiction of nature, "Woodland Murmurs," will be played. 
Then will come an improvisation on a theme submitted by mem- 
bers of the Musicians' Club. The program will conclude with 
the Finale to Widor's sixth symphony. The program is as 
follows : Toccata in F, Bach. Minuet in G, Beethoven. Sonata 
in F (No. 1), opus 95, Lemare maestoso, large, scherzo, inter- 
mezzo, finale. "Woodland Murmurs" (Waldweben), Richard 
Wagner. Improvisation. Finale to Sixth Symphony, Widor. 



NEW FAVORS AT TECHAU TAVERN. 

It is not easy to devise any new attraction for cafe patrons. 
But Techau Tavern has succeeded in striking a new and popu- 
lar note which is filling the house to capacity, proving that the 
management knows how to please the lady patrons of this fam- 
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on the main floor. In it you will see a most attractive array 
of gloves, silk lingerie, silk stockings, silk bloomers, ets. — 
thirty-eight elegant and costly articles from which favors are 
selected for the dances at the dinner hour and after the theatre. 
These favors are presented freely, without any kind of com- 
petition. They are purchased from Livingston Bros., Geary 
at Grant avenue. 

Two new Jazz artists have been added to the famous Jazz 
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SOCIAL" PERSONAL ITEMS 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

CARE7T-DONWORTH. — Of much interest to San Franc I BCD, where she 
lias frequently visited, is the news of the engagement of Miss Evelyn 
Carey of Portland and Lieutenant Charles T. Donworth, who is now 
stationed at American Lake. 

CJIISHOLM-BRYNER.— The engagement of Miss Blanche Chlsholm of 
Pasadena, to Richard Loekhart Bryner, has been announced. 

OOLD-FADKM. — Mrs. Leah Gold announces the engagement of her daugh- 
ter, Bertha, to Irwin I. Fadem of St. Louis. 

HART-EMMONS.— An interesting betrothal Is that of Miss Constance 
Hart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BennO Hart, and Major Delos Em- 
mons, U. S, A. 

HAMILL-SMiTH. — A surprise was given by Miss Jean Hamlll to a num- 
ber of her friends Saturday afternoon when she announced her engage- 
ment to Walter Smith at a tea given in her honor by Miss Adele Le- 
deme at her home, 519 Seventeenth avenue, 

HAlUilMAN-HUSSEl.L.— An engagement of wide interest has Just been 
announced In Paris by Mrs. J. Borden Harriman. Her daughter, Miss 
Ethel Harriman. is to marry Lieutenant Henry Potter Russell. 

HEMPL- 1 1 EL-LER. — Professor Hemp] announced the engagement of Ids 
daughter. Hilda, to Edmund Heller of the American Museum of Natu- 
ral History at New York. 

MORBHOUSE-HOOPI3R. — The many friends of Frank Perry Hooper are 
delighted to learn of his engagement to Miss Charlotte Merle More- 
house of Spokane, Wash. 

PARR-DE FfREMHRY. — Betrothal cards received through the mails 
brought the Interesting news of the engagement of Miss Lucie Mere- 
dith Parr, the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Parr of 
BcrkHey. and Pud William do Fiemery. son of the late James L. de 
Fremery and Mrs. de Fremery. 

SORENSON-JOHNSON.— Mr. and Mrs. James A. Sorenson announce the 
engagement of their daughter, Miss Thrya Sorenson, to Benjamin E. 
Johnson. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS 

EATON-HAYDEN. — The marriage date of Miss Elizabeth Eaton and Cap- 
tain James Hoyden, U. S. A., lias been set for February 12th. 

EHRENBERG-HART.— The marriage of Miss Harriet Bhrenberg and 
Harvey Francis Hart is scheduled to take place Saturday. March 2d, 
at the home of Mrs. Martha Ehrenberg in Oakland. 

GRIFFITH-BOPGESON.— Miss Pauline Griffith has named Saturday. Feb- 
ruary 16th, as the date for her wedding to Clarence J. Borgeson, the 
ceremony to take place at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Hansford B. Griffith, in Berkeley. 

HARRINGTON- B AGLET. — The marriage of Miss Marie Louise Harring- 
ton and Lieutenant David Worth Bagley will take place about the 15th 
of February in New York, 

WEDDINGS. 

BOYD-PAYNE. — Miss Aileen Boyd, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. 
Boyd, became the bride of William Payne, last week. 

CLARK-ATKINS*.— J >r. and Mrs. James Osborne of 2531 Sutter street, 
announce the marriage of their daughter, Mrs. Ethel Clark, to Wil- 
liam Atkins. 

KINDRED-JORDAN. — The marriage of Miss Edna Kindred to Lieutenant 
David J. Jordan. U. S. A., will take place this evening. 

MAYNARD-MOODY. — The marriage of Miss Irene K. Maynard, daughter 
of Mrs. {Catherine Maynard, of 1309 Masonic avenue, and Robert L. 
Moody of New York, has been announced. 

OLIVER-O'NEIL.— Miss Adelaide Oliver and Mervyn O'Nell were married 
Wednesday at st. Mary's Church on California street, 

SACHS-SHARRER.— Miss Madeline Sachs became the bride of Captain 
Robert L. STiarrer of Maryland recently. 

SAVAGE-BOYLE. — The wedding of Miss Marie Savage, daughter of Mrs. 
Mary Catherine S;iva;_'e, ;i member i»f one of San FraliclBCO'S ptonei r 
families, to John Boyle of Albany, N. Y., has been announced. 

SUTKAMP-CATTON. — Miss Bernadlne Sutkamp and Dr. Joseph Satton, 

now a Lieutenant In the medical I'eKervi e<ir[is. wen- married Thursday 

evening. January 81st, at the Newman Hall Chapel, Berkeley. 
TAYLOR-MOLINA.— Of interest to San Franciscans is the wedding Of 
Miss Dorothy Keene Taylor to Valentine Molina, which took place In 
New York recently. 

LUNCHEONS. 
BISHOP. — Miss Edith Uiu-ker was tin- guest of honor at an enjoyable 
luncheon given to-day by Mrs. Roy Bishop. The hostess' residence on 

Jackson street was the setting. 

CROCKER.— At the Hotel St. Francis, on Monday. Mrs. Charles Temple- 
ton Crocker bad a few guests to luncheon. 

BORAH. — Mrs. William E. Borah, wife of Senator Borah, was the guest 
Of honor at a luncheon party Of eight or ten, at which Mrs. L. P 

i truenbaum entertained. 
DUENAS. — Mrs. Francisco Duenas gave a luncheon and matinee partly 

Saturday in honor of the birthday of her daughter, Miss Maria The- 
resa Duenas. 

GARDNER. — The Town and Country Club was the scene of an enjoyable 
luncheon Monday afternoon, when Mrs. John Gardner entertained a 
few friends informally. 

JENNINGS. — Miss Isabelle Jennings asked a number of the younger set 
to meet Mrs. Ethelbert Shores at an informal luncheon given Wed- 
nesday at her home In Menlo Park. 



RUTHERFORD. — Mrs. Alexander Rutherford, who is visiting in town for 
a few weeks, and Mrs. George de la Tour, who is also passing the 
winter in town, entertained Informally at the Palace Hotel at luncheon 
Tuesday. 

WALKER.— Mrs. Willis Walker, who has been spending the winter at the 
Fairmont Hotel, following a custom of several years, was hostess 
Saturday at a luncheon, followed by a lecture by Mrs. Mary Hanford 
Ford. 

WRIGHT.— A luncheon party was the pleasurable diversion of Monday 
afternoon for a group of the friends of Mrs. J. B. Wright at the Fran- 
cisca Club. 

TEAS. 

BOWBN. — Knitting furnished the diversion for the afternoon Tuesday 
when Miss Gwladys Bowen presided at a delightfully informal tea at 
her home on Clay street. 

BULL.- Mrs. Albert Crandell Bull is giving a series of teas to bring her 
friends to her new home at Laguna and Vallejo streets. 

LUCKENBACH. — Mrs. John Lewis Luekcnbaeh, who has been so de- 
lightfully entertained during her visit here from her home In Brooklyn 
was hostess to a group of friends at tea on Monday afternoon. 

MAITONE.— With Mrs. Ethelbert Shores, the former Miss Marlon Doe, as 
the Inspiration. Miss Helen Mahone presided at an Informal tea Tues- 
day afternoon, 

McNTJLTY. — Mrs. .lames McNulty of Vallejo Btreel entertained a number 
of her friends at an informal bridge tea Tuesday afternoon. 

HIDEOUT.— This afternoon Mrs. William RIdeout will be hostess at an in- 
formal bridge party at her home in Claremont. 

WOLTERS.— A tea hostess of the week was Miss Dora Wolters, who en- 
tertained Thursday afternoon In honor <>f Mrs. Albert Crandall Bull 

woodward. — in honor of Mrs. Raymond Angwin. a bride of a couple of 
months. Miss Edith Woodward was a recent hostess at a knitting tea 

given at the home of her parents, Mr, and Mrs, EJdwIn \v [ward, In 

Fruitvale. 

DINNERS. 
BAILLY. — A dinner dance will be given this evening by Dr. and Mrs. 

T. Edward Ballly at their home at Jackson and Laurel streets. 
DARSB3. — Miss Jean Darsie will give a dinner at the home of her uncle 

and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. George D. Pettignw, next Monday In honor of 

Miss Elizabeth Eaton, who will he married tin- t..i i,, v . in-. , ■■.. ,nm:: in 

Captain James Hayden, D S. A. 
I >RUM. — One of the in o n sting offal ps of Wednesday was the dinner given 

by Mr. and Mrs. John S. I 'rum at their resldem B Oil Broadway, 

GREGG. — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gregg will preside at dinner next Tuesda; 
evening, theirs to be one of the many dinner parties arranged to pre- 
cede the Mardl Gras ball. 

KNIGHT. — Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Knight asked a group of friends to share 
their hospitality on Wednesday evening, at their attractive apart- 
ment at California and Powell streets. 

LAWSON.— Mr. and Mrs John Lawson have invited a number Of friends 
to be their guests on the evening of February 12th. 

NEUSTADTBR, — Mrs. A. Koshland and Mrs. 6. E. Shuman, who are here 
from Boston visiting their mother, Mrs. H. Wangenheim. were the 
guests of honor at a dinner given Tuesday night at the Palace Hob I 

by Mr. and Mrs. Newton H. Neusiadb i . 

si. GOAR. — Miss Helen St. Goar will entertain at dinner on the evening 
of February 14th, when she will assemble a group of the debutante set 
at her California street residence. The occasion will be complimen- 
tary to Miss Flora Miller. 

WALKER. — Mrs. Percy Walker was a dinner hostess last evening, when 
she entertained a number of friends from both sides of the bay. 




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WELCH.— In compliment t<> Mies Flora Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew 
Welch will preside at a dinnei dance this evening. 

WELCH.— Mr, and Mrs. Andrew Welch, who have entertained ;it many de- 
lightful affairs in the last few months, are among those oT the smart 
set who win be dinner hosts before the Mardl Gras ball. 

RECEPTIONS, 
McNAB. — Mrs. John U McNab shared with her husband the honors of the 
reception tendered him Tuesday evening by the Union League Club, 
of which he has been elected president. 

THEATRE PARTIES. 
Alf] EN.— Mrs. Harvey Allen of Vallejo street entertained a group of her 
friends at a theatre party on Thursday afternoon. 

DANCES. 

,) A i 'KSON. — Miss I inreas .lack son entertained a number of the sub- 
debutante element of society at a dance on Saturday evening at the 
California Club. 

ARRIVALS. 

BUCHANAN. — Mrs. A. N. Buchanan and her daughter, Miss Linda Bu- 
chanan, have returned home after a delightful visit in New York, 
where they visited with Colonel and Mrs. Lawrence Clay Brown. 

HAMMOND.— Mrs. A. B. Hammond has returned to her liorre on Broad- 
way alter an enjoyable visit of two months in the south. 

I IAWKINS. — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hawkins have come to town from 
their ranch in Hollister. They are with Mrs. Hawkins' mother, Mrs. 
J. W. Wright. 

JOHNSON. — Mrs. John G. Johnson, who has been visiting at the James 
Hall Bishop ranch in Goleta, lias returned to town. 

KIMBLE. — Miss Gailene Kimble has arrived from her Salt Lake home and 
is being cordially greeted by a number of friends in the bay region. 

PORTER. — Mrs. William S. Porter, who has been enjoying an extended 
trip, visiting in the East, has returned to her apartments at the 
Fairmont Hotel. 

REDDING. — Joseph D. Redding has returned from New York, where he 
recently enjoyed a stay of several weeks. 

S'UTRO. — Oscar Sutro returned Monday from a business trip which took 
him to Washington and New York. 

SPRINGER. — Mr. and Mrs. Joel H. Springer, who were recently married 
in San Francisco, have returned from their honeymoon trip through 
the northern part of California, and have located in their new home. 

THOMAS. — Mrs. William Thomas has returned to her apartments at the 
Fairmont, after a visit of two months in the East. 

WHITING. — Rear-Admiral and Mrs. William F. Whiting have returned I" 
Berkeley after a stay of some months in San Diego, and will make 
their home in the transbay community for several months. 

DEPARTURES. 
BARNARD. — Sir Frank and Lady Barnard, who were here for a few days 

following a stay at Del Monte, have left tor their home in \ I 

British Columbia. 
BR) >WN, — Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brown left Monday for Boston, where 

they will remain until the early sin 1. 

DOUGLAS.— Mr, and Mrs. Harry .1. Douglas returned Saturday i" theli 

home In Menlo Park, after having passed the Last two months In 

town. 
SIN SHEIMER. — Miss May Slnshelmer left Tuesday foi San Luis 

her former home, where she will enjoy a sojourn of about ten days, 
WHITNEY. — Mrs. Vincent Whitney, accompanied by her two Itttli 

ters, lias gone to San Diego to visit a fortnight or longer. 

INTIMATIONS. 
BEATTT. -Judge and Mrs. .lames P.eaKv of COOUX 'i'Aleiie. Id.ih--, ftW 

here for the winter, and are established at the Cllfi Hotel. 
BANCROFT.— Mrs. Paul Bancroft Is al present entertaining her slater, 
Mrs George Hazzard, of San Diego. 

CHASE. Mrs. Harold Chase and her children have taken a prett] 

in Burlinga and plan to remain there for a year at least. 

CLARK.— Mrs, Warren 1 tearboi n Clarfa and Miss Cars Coleman 
i loronado Cor a te^i weeks. 

GILIJESPIE.— Mrs, D. u. Gillespie and Miss Minnie Gillespie have been 
visiting at the home of the former's aon, Albert Edward Gillespie* and 
Mrs. Gillespie. They are from \ i ! "it came hero from the 

Blast where they spent the early winter. 

KNOX, Mrs. Dudley Kn< ng a visit with her mother. Mrs Bow- 

man McCatla, at the latter's home In Sanl 

LIGGETT.— Mrs. Hunter Liggett is expected t" arrive In San k 
at some time during Februa 

REED Miss i daughter «>t Brigadier-General Henry A. 

i; I. la expected t" arrive s. .it Male island, win- re ahe wll 

i visit \\ i 1 1 1 MlSE 

\hs i son Re >s and her family leave within a few days for Pasa- 
dena to pass the next few weeks with her parents. Mr. and Mrs 

Morris Meyerfeld, 
SCHIRMER Mr and Mrs. Joseph Schlrmer of New York, who are win- 
tering In Santa Barbara, entertained Joseph P their 
hOUSe B 'his week. 

VAX WINKLE Mrs Henry Livings 

In Santa ' 

WHEELER.— Mr and Mrs. Charles Stetson Wheeler and Mi?* Jean 

Wheeler are In San DlegO for ■ brief visit. 



REGISTRATIONS AT HOTEL CLARK. LOS ANGELES. 
Recently registered guests at the well known Hotel Clark, Los 
Angeles, from this city included: Mr. N. G. Garrett, Mr. J. J. 
Cole and wife, Mr. W. F. Carter and wife; Mr. M. E. Sim and 
wife; Mr. I. Hone, Mr. W. E. Leonard, Mr. A. M. Blumer, B. J. 
Waller, Harry Wilson, John Mitchell of Oakland, Cal., E. 
Harty, Mr. W. H. Harrison, J. M. Moore, E. A. Levy and wife, 
Arthur M. Brown, Miss D. M. Drew, H. I. Watt, C. R. Statler, 
A. W. Douglas, F. C. Fitzgibbon, Geo. H. Cordinet, William 
Corcoran, E. R. Gimbal, J. J. Collins, Miss Alice M. Cleary, 
Felix Gardiner, Stanley S. Smith, W. C. Toland, Leonard Selig, 
H. Weinberger, W. M. Thomason, L. S. Sarori, Mrs. W. S. At- 
kinson, Mrs. F. Flatean, Mr. A. Cohn, S. V. Armstrong, Oak- 
land. Cal, George E. Lucas, Mrs. J. S. Sanbron, Berkeley, Cal., 

E. Gale and wife, J. McDonald, Mr. W. E. Day and wife. Miss 
A. Anghton, Mrs. T. R. Jump, Mrs. C. W. C. Tabor, Miss Dor- 
othy Dodd, P. W. Keine, J. C. Matthews, Mr. W. L. Flannary, 
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Smith, J. T. Dix, R. W. Ure, M. Sugorman, 
R. M. Vaughan. J. F. Borden, G. W. Whitcomb. C. W. Michael 
and wife, J. S. Eastwood, E. C. Westcott, Mrs. Wm. Fergerson, 
Mrs. W. J. Owens, C. M. Ferrier, Robert S. Ligge and R. Ram- 
say and wife of Berkeley, Cal., F. W. Herron and Richard R. 
Parsiw, Mrs. Theo. Schuleuter of Oakland, Cal, F. L. Kelley of 
Berkeley, Sol. Quenitz, Mr. and Mrs. W. Duisenberg, G. H. Hus- 
ton. E. F. Hall. Mr. F. C. Fitzgibbon, Kathnys Y. Fletilm, L. S. 
Meyers and wife, D. M. Drew, Mrs. G. R. Connor. H. J. Web- 
ber, A. J. Champaux, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Brown. D. J. Lipe. 
Ben. W. Johnson. W. C. Gaffers, F. W. Higby, Mrs. F. J. 
Cooper, Mr. F. H. Green and wife. Mrs. Anna Walker of Oak- 
land, Cal., S. W. Rolph, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Jackson. Mrs. 
Derick Crowley, R. E. Whisler, C. M. Fogler and wife. Rolm G. 
Adair; Esw. F. Stewena, C. C. White and wife, W. R. Fontine 
of Oakland. S. V. Lang, Mr. Geo. P. Wentzell. Mrs. R. G. Adair, 

F. W. Heron, O. Overall, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Burton, W. H. 
Gilbert. Mrs. H. F. Bakemeyer. S. S. Langley and wife. J. Wal- 
linecy, Jr.. H. R. Buxton, C. H. Martinsdale and wife, Mr. and 
Mrs. Avery Brell. Geo. H. Senger, R. C. Newman. S. E. Tracy, 
J. A. Williams. Alexander Hill. Mrs. Rob Miller. Mr. and Mrs. 
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Excitement in Mardi Gras Committee. 

The Mardi Gras committee has issued a statement which may 
also be used as a folding stringent order, or can be inverted into 
a rigid command. 

It is to the effect that only those in the pageant will be al- 
lowed to wear the costumes of the Allies. 

Simple enough on the face of it. but woven into that command 
is much trepidation on the part of the committee and those offi- 
cially chosen to play the roles of the Allies in the pageant. With 
the warp of trepidation is a woof of determination that the order 
shall be carried out. 

© © © 
Alien Ally Discovered at Costumer's. 

One of the young women, who is to be in the official pageant, 
was at the costumer's the other day trying on her costume. She 
has a bright and roving eye, and it fell upon a robe of much 
greater magnificence than her own, but designed to represent 
the same country. A young storm began to brew in her dis- 
position, and by the time she reached the committee it was a 
real storm with a cyclone attachment. 

The committee was properly responsive, and was likewise 
swept by the disastrous possibilities of duplication. 

It did not take much imagination to visualize the effect of the 
pageant ruined by dozens of Columbias of greater or less mag- 
nificence; of scores of counterfeit presentments of England. 
France and the other Allies featured in the pageant. 

© © © 
Stringent Measures Taken. 

Where upon costumers were notified and a statement made 
to the public that only those in the pageant may represent the 
Allies. The roles have now all been assigned, and Mrs. Willard 
Drown, as Columbia, will be surrounded by our sister Allies. 
Mrs. Templeton Crocker has chosen the picturesque robes of 
China, and Mrs. Horace Hill will be Japan. Mrs. John Lawson 
will be a beautiful Britannia, for she is the lovely English type, 
and in her group will be Mrs. J. Frank Judge as Ireland and Mrs. 
William Duncan as Scotland. Miss Anne Peters is to have a 
special place in the pageant. She will represent Joan of Arc, 
and will be escorted by a group of men in the various French 
uniforms. This is sure to be a feature of the pageant that will 
live in the memory. 

Mrs. Stuart Haldorn will be a French drummer girl, and her 
chic beauty lends itself to the role. Her sister. Mrs. Dalton 
Mann, will impersonate Belgium, a Belgium in mourning for 
the devastation the Huns have wrought. Miss Constance Hart 
will have the role of Russia, for it has been decided to have a 
Russia in the pageant in spite of the fact that the Allies, 
these days, do not know from one noon until the next on which 
side of the fence Russia is going to jump — but as one member 
of the committee said : "The Russian costume is so picturesque 
and Constance Hart is so beautiful, let's decide for that night, 
at least, that there is no doubt about Russia." 

Which is a simpler method of decision than the united dip- 
lomats of the Allies can employ, but for pageantry purposes per- 
fectly good decision. Miss Gretchen von Phul is to be Alsace- 
Lorraine, that lost province of France, which no Frenchman has 
ever surrendered; Marion Crocker as Italy, and Genevieve 
Bothin as Serbia, complete the court of Columbia, and make 
the public impatient for the night to arrive when they can gaze 
upon the patriotic splendor and beauty of it all. 

© © © 
Emmons-Hart Engagement. 

Miss Constance Hart, who will impersonate Russia, has just 
announced her engagement to Major Emmons, who is now sta- 
tioned in Washington, D. C, but who was formerly out here. 
The engagement does not come as any surprise, for the Major 
was very attentive to the young lady while she was giving 
French lessons to the enlisted men in the army headquarters 
building, and at all social gatherings where they met it was 



obvious that he meant to pursue his court to a successful con- 
clusion. 

Unlike many of the other recent army romances, which have 
culminated in hastily arranged marriages, this is to be a deliber- 
ate affair, with the usual accessories of such functions. Miss 
Hart has just returned from the East with her mother, where 
they purchased a trousseau, the elaborate variety of which most 
recent brides have foregone in the stress of hurried prepara- 
tions to consummate the service before the orders came for 
"Somewhere in France." 

But Major Emmons will not be sent at present, wherefore 
there is no need for that sort of thing. 
© © © 

Women and Jury Duty. 

San Francisco women have been summoned for jury duty, 
and the smart set has not been excluded from the lists of those 
called to decide the fate of their peers. 

Surprising as it may seem, the women who belong to the 
fashionable set have with few exceptions claimed exemption 
from the duties imposed by jury service. And those who 
have claimed it have given valid reasons, although the excuses 
set down by unsympathetic clerks may not give that impression. 

© © © 
Miss Joliffe — 'Too Nervous." 

For example. Miss Mary Joliffe asked exemption on the 
ground of ill-health. Miss Joliffe is a sister of Mrs. Daniel 
Jackling, Mrs. Rudolph Spreckels. Mrs. Herbert Moffitt. Mrs. 
Herbert Allen, and the Misses Frances and Harriett Joliffe. She 
has been a semi-invalid for some time without actually going 
on the bona fide sick list. But all her friends can attest that 
for some time she has had to forego the pleasure and interests 
of her friends, or at least enjoy them only in part, and she 
never makes any engagement with a period after it. 

So of course she was more than justified in asking for ex- 
emption from jury duty. But the gentleman who presides over 
that office, anxious to give out a good story to the newspapers, 
made up a list of frivolous reasons, or unique reasons, or rea- 
sonless reasons given by women evading jury duty, and at the 
top of one list he put "Miss Mary Joliffe — too nervous." 

Which, of course, gives an utterly wrong impression of the 
case. The majority of the society women who were on the panel 
are enthusiastic about serving and expect to find it a very inter- 
esting experience. 

© © © 
Oh. You Knitters! 

Here in San Francisco one may still define the noun "knit- 
ters" as feminine gender, but in the East it is fast spreading into 
the "common gender" class. To be sure, some effort has been 
made here to induce the firemen and other men who have leisure 
hours to improve them working for the Red Cross, but up to 
date the firemen have not taken to knitting with that same natu- 
ral instinct that they show for — let us say the manly art of 
poker. The same indictment holds good for the leisure men of 
all classes here, the idea of a knitting club in the Pacific Union 
having died the death of many a brilliant idea! 

However, the non-conformity of our male population to the 
possibilities of knitting and similar achievements has evidently 
not spread to distant parts of the world — not even to New York. 
© © © 

Bracelets for Men. 

For the other day a young chap who lives at the Bohemian 
Club found in his mail what looked like a heavy tortoise shell 




Convenient to all Places of Interest 

Hotel Clark 

f LOS ANGELES^ 

Headquarter* for San Franciscans 

Locnt.'d opposite bftautifol Central Park, in the 
heart of the city, the Clark Is the mosl perfectly 
Bltuated hostelry in Los Angeles. Bverj metro- 
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and California Advertiser 



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bracelet with a little gold attachment. He blinked at the note 
accompanying it, searching in vain for something to hang a 
reason for supposing that the girl-cousin who had sent it to him 
meant it for some girl friend. But the note made it clear that 
it had reached its proper destination. 

In a dazed condition he took it in to luncheon and asked his 
fellow-feeders to interpret it for him. One suggested that it 
was really a wrist watch, and offered to smash the bracelet open 
to reveal the watch. Another bet that it was a wrist attachment 
for carrying around an assorted lot of neckties, so that the ties 
could be changed to match the mood of any time of the day ! 

That night, when he escorted a young lady to the rehearsal 
of the Mardi Gras pageant, the mystery was made clear. She 
wore one of the things on her wrist, and he promptly presented 
her with its mate. For it was none other than a bracelet for 
holding a ball of yarn, and as he said : "While we have taken to 
wrist watches in the wild and woolly west, we will still leave 
ki. itlirg bracelets for the effete east." 

And although the girls have tried to make the society men 
realize that it is not "effete," but patriotic to knit, so far the in- 
oculation has not taken. 



Among the many guests from all parts of the world registered 
at the ideally located Hotel Plaza, facing Union Square, in this 
city, are : Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hollister and Miss Grace Hollis- 
ter, Los Angeles; John H. Wheeler, Cornelia W. Good, St. Hel- 
ena; Emma Carus, Larry Comer, Mt. Vernon, New York; L. H. 
Corey and wife, Benicia; Mrs. N. P. Chipman, Sacramento; 
Mrs. Chester S. Smith, City; C. A. Finley and wife. Vinna Fin- 
ley, 0. E. Phase, Portland; Burt Phillips. Oakland; J. H. Ningt- 
ingale and wife, city; E. B. Wilcox and wife, Marysville; Wal- 
ter Shores and wife, Marysville; J. D. Farwell. Los Gatos; M. 
T. Samados. New York; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cole, El Centro; 
Mr. and Mrs. E. Jacobi, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hun. Santa Bar- 
bara; Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Smith, Pacific Grove; Thomas P. 
Brennan, U. S. N., Goat Island; R. B. Messer and wife, Hast- 
ings, Mich.; Mrs. Harriet F. Hill. Petaluma; Mrs. J. T. Belshaw, 
Mrs. R. Hopkins. Antioch; J. C. Fridgese and wife. Hong Kong; 
James H. Doolittle. San Mateo; Miss Grace T. Hopkins, Mrs. 
W. M. Thome, Fresno; W. S. Banks and wife. Ross; Dr. Geo. 
B. Worthington and daughter. San Diego; Miss M. E. McAuley. 
San Jose; Dorothy Peterson, Sacramento; H. L. Hildrith. H. 
H. Thomas, Boston; Mr. and Mrs. Baggio. Miss V. Baggio. An- 
gel's Camp; Margaret Surber, Staunton. Va.; Mrs. B. Schultz, 
Lodi; Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Gates, Cheyenne; M. A. Cummings, 
Los Angeles; Jeanette Flournoy, Alberquerque; Lt. A. M. Bar- 
reau. Camp Fremont; Norris D. Martin, Palo Alto; Miss E. L. 
Reyes. Suisun; Dr. and Mrs. John H. Dooley. Mrs. E. Waltz. 
Stockton; George O. Bupon, U. S. N.; Fletcher A. Thorp. Santa 
Rosa; Mr. and Mrs. A. Schmid. San Jose; A. S. Karkon. U. S. 
A. ; Lt. Kemp, Lt Hamnett. U. S. A. 
© © © 

Mr. A. Macdonald and Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Green, of Oakland, 
Cal.. were in Arrowhead Springs, Cal.. recently, the guests at 
the Arrowhead Springs Hotel. 

Mr. J. A. Burns, of this city, was recently spending some time 
at the well known Arrowhead Springs Hotel, Arrowhead 
Springs, Cal. 



FATHERS AND SONS' WEEK. 

With dinners in various churches and elsewhere, entertain- 
ments, an afternoon tramp, and many other features already 
scheduled, "Father and Son Week." to be held from February 
11th to 17th, in San Francisco as well as every other part of the 
United States, under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian 
Association, promises to be one of the most unique and interest- 
ing periods ever observed. 

"Make Fathers and their Sons Pals" is the slogan to be fol- 
lowed by those in charge of the observance. The purpose of 
the week is to create a closer bond of companionship between 
fathers and their sons, and to bring them together on a mere 
common basis of understanding. 

Sunday. February 17th. has been set aside as "Father and 
Son Sunday." when fathers and their sons will attend services 
side by side. 

Dinner for fathers and sons will be held in the Y. M. C. A. 
Building. 220 Golden Gate avenue, Friday evening. February 
15th. when John L. McNab and Edward Rainey will speak. 



PASSING OF JOSEPH S. TOBIN. 

Joseph Sadoc Tobin, president of the Hibernia Savings and 
Loan Society, prominent in the law firm of Tobin & Tobin, and 
a well known member of one of the pioneer families of the 
State, passed away at his town home, 840 Powell street, this 
week, of heart failure, at the age of fifty years. The process 
had been coming on for some five years past, but courageous to 
the core, he faced the future and attacked his professional and 
business cares despite his condition. He stuck manfully to his 
post to the last. As the son of Richard and Mary Reagan Tobin 
he early came in touch with the management of the Hibernia 
Bank, first as its attorney and later in its management. 

He was a graduate of St. Ignatius College and Georgetown 
University, taking his degree of A. B. in 1890. Two years later 
he was given his degree of L. L. B., and admitted to the Cali- 
fornia bar, where he at once took up practice with his brother, 
the late Alfred Tobin. Following the latter's death in 1900, he 
joined in partnership with his brother Clement. For two years 
he served as a member of the board of supervisors, 1900-1902. 
He was a director of the Bank of California, N. A., and during 
the course of the International Exposition he was on the direc- 
torate. In 1904 he married Mary Gray Dimond. Surviving him 
are three brothers, Edward J.. Richard M., and Clement Tobin; 
three sisters, Mrs. Charles W. Clark, Mrs. Raoul Duval and Miss 
Tobin; and two nephews, Cyril and Joseph O. Tobin. 



MAJOR IAN HAY BEITH TO LECTURE IN SAN FRAN- 
CISCO IN NEAR FUTURE. 

Major Ian Hay Beith, more popularly known as Ian Hay, is 
returning from the Western front, and will deliver his new lec- 
ture on the progress of the war on land and sea in San Fran- 
cisco under the direction of Paul Elder during the latter part of 
February. It is interesting to note that the net receipts from 
Major Beith's lectures, amounting to considerable sums, are 
contributed by him to the benefit of various war relief move- 
ments. 

During 1916-17 Major Beith delivered a hundred and seventy- 
five addresses throughout the United States. For ninety-one of 
these addresses he received a fee. which enabled him to give 
the remaining gratuitously to training camps, workingmen's 
clubs, etc. After paying personal expenses, hire of buildings, 
royalty on films, and advertising, he was enabled to hand over 
to various war relief societies, such as the American Red Cross. 
British Red Cross, and certain British regimental benevolent 
funds the sum of $8,667. This sum represents Major Beith's 
personal contribution, and does not include sums raised by pub- 
lic meetings in aid of various war charities at which he was the 
speaker, or one of the speakers. Major Beith receives no al- 
lowance or traveling expenses of any kind from the British 
government. 



WORK FOR BELGIUM AND FRANCE STARTED. 

The Commission for Aid Civil and Military Belgium and 
France, under the auspices of the Pacific Division, begs to an- 
nounce that it has opened a superfluity depot at 1230 Market 
street, where various articles, such as bric-a-brac, musical in- 
struments, paintings, statuary, glassware, crockery, old books, 
newspapers, magazines, as well as adults and childrens' clothing 
will be received for the benefit of the sufferers of France and 
Belgium. Clothing, shoes and hats are all shipped direct to 
these countries weekly. All other donations, such as bric-a- 
brac, etc.. as aforesaid, are sold at the superfluity shop, which 
is under this commission at 306 Post street, and the receipts 
forwarded by check to the Queen of Belgium, and Madame 
Poincaire of France. 

Depots are being opened in the various districts of the city 
under the auspices of volunteer ladies' committees. There are 
two now opened — one in the Polk and Larkin and Nob Hill dis- 
tricts, and one in the Haight and Ashbury district, and arrange- 
ments have been completed to-day for a large meeting in the 
Park-Presidio district prior to the opening of a permanent de- 
pot in this locality. 



'Why so?" 



"We ought to be able to shelve our nerves.' 

"Isn't everything put on them?" — Ex. 

None more commercially candid than a Japanese baker 

who advertises: "Biggest loafer in Tokyo." — Chicago Tribune. 




A typical field. Oil rigs are up as far as the eye can reach. 



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The railroad depot at Coalinga. in one of the bis oil fields of the State. 





An earth reservoir hastily constructed to hold an overflow of oh from a 
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San Francisco News Letter 



February 9. 1918 




VTDrfOBILE 



The second annual automobile show of the Motor Car Deal- 
ers" Association opens next Saturday night in the Auditorium 
in this city. 

Never since the motor car came to the coast has this event 
meant so much, not only to the trade, but to the buying public. 
This year the event will not be so much a society affair but a 
stem reality. 

Within the last year the business man has realized that the 
motor vehicle is the "saving clause'" of the day. In these fev- 
ered days of war, "big business"' and the other merchants have 
awakened to the fact that it is the motor car. both passenger 
and commercial, that is controlling the destinies of the people. 

The country that can make the best use of the self-propelled 
vehicle has the advantage. Just as the motor car turned the 
day for the French, so is the commercial car turning disordered 
conditions into smooth-running machinery. 

This year the buyer who now considers every move from a 
business standpoint will go to the show to see what is offered 
that will be the most advantageous for his particular purpose. 
He will have the opportunity of being the judge on the bench — 
passing on all the cars exhibited before making his decision. 

Many buyers have held off purchasing just for this reason. 
The result is that there will be less of the "rubber necks" and 
more live prospects than ever before. 

The dealers have realized this fact and are hurrying West the 
largest assortments of models ever displayed in this city at an 
automobile show. Many of the dealers could not get all the 
space they desired, and are planning to supplement their ex- 
hibit at the show by elaborate salesroom displays. 

The decorations last year were a revelation to the Easterners 
who attended, and if the finish this year is but 50 per cent of 
what is claimed for it, another record will be made for San 
Francisco, the city that has been recognized as "doing things.'' 

Are you going to the show ? Are you going to see the latest 
in motor car construction all at once, or are you going to see it 
piecemeal, a little at a time, as it appears on the streets of the 
city? 

* * * 

The entrance of the United States into the war brought a 
check to many lines of business. One reason for this was the 
feeling of uncertainty in many minds. Feeling that their jobs 
or businesses might be stopped, many hoarded their money. 
We are now coming to realize that instead of less work there is 
more, and that we may be sure there will be profitable employ- 
ment for all. 

The heavy borrowings of the Government withdrew much 
money from circulation for a time, and tied up an enormous 
buying power. Uncle Sam. and his allies, to whom he loaned 
a part of this money, could not spend all of it immediately. But 
the money is being spent, and as it passes from the Government 
to the manufacturer, so it will pass from the manufacturer to 
the laborer, and from the laborer to the merchant. This cycle 
requires time, and we are but just beginning to feel the effects 
of this new and tremendous buying power. 

The business man who prepares to reap his share of this har- 
vest will be richly rewarded. The man who decides that busi- 
ness is going to stop and acts accordingly, will give place to his 
more alert and forward-looking competitor. No one ever won 
yet by betting against America. 

Hence those who feel that they need a new passenger or 
commercial vehicle will do well to purchase now. when they 
can buy them, for when the embargo is raised on Eastern 
freight, they will not be on hand for delivery. Don't wait now. 
or else you may have a long wait later. 

* * * 

An official report from Washington states : "A demonstration 
of the possibility of co-operation between motor trucks and 
boat lines for the improvement of transportation facilities has 
been given in the territory adjacent to Long Island Sound, ac- 
cording to reports that have been received by the Office of the 
Chief of Engineers of the War Department, and communicated 



to the Department of Commerce. 

"At New Haven, Conn., products are being received from 
interior points in that State by auto trucks which deliver goods 
at the dock of the Starin New Haven Line. Transportation is 
by water from that city to New York, and the following day the 
goods are loaded on a through car for their destination on the 
Lackawanna Fast Freight Lines. 

"This new war-dispatcn route eliminates the transfer car, 
and the use of car, engine and floor space in freight house, and 
tends to consolidation and increased tonnage on the through car 
from New York to the destination. Among the places in Con- 
necticut that are being put into direct communication with the 
Sound transportation facilities are Derby, Shelton, Ansonia, 
Seymour. Waterbury, New Britain, Meriden. Hartford. Middle- 
town and Wallingford." 

This is something for the Pacific Coast business man to pon- 
der over. The Government is running the railroads, and it may 
roon happen that all freight cars will be taken off of local runs, 
especially in California, where the roads are known to be the 
best in the country. 

Motor trucks seem to offer the only hope for a solution of our 
transportation problem. Very shortly we may hope that there 
will be many auto-truck freight lines in operation. Not only 
will this give great aid in carrying on the increasing pressure 
and volume of business, and so fill an immediate need, but it 
will exert its influence in other directions. The transportation 
of persons in passenger automobiles will increase along the 
same routes and for the same reasons. 

All this will give a tremendous impetus to the good roads 
movement. It is no longer a question of whether we want good 
roads or not. Now we must have good roads if our work is to 
be carried on. Many rural communities which have suffered by 
being off the main lines of the railway will find themselves on 
through motor routes and be galvanized into new life. If the 
problems of fuel can be solved, as they seem likely to be solved, 
these new motor routes bid fair to be permanent. 

* * * 

An association having as its sole purpose the development 
and improvement of highways between sections of the country 
in order that movement of traffic may be aided as a measure of 
war relief, was formed Monday, January 21st. at Chicago, in 
a meeting of 125 delegates interested in the good roads move- 
ment. At the head of the Highway Industries Association, as 
it is named, is S. M. Williams of the Garford Motor Truck Co.. 
president. Offices are to be opened in Washington, according to 
the plans of the founders, who represent among their number 
many varied interests that have a common cause in the building 
and maintaining of good roads, including dealers, shippers, truck 
owners and the like. 

The association will particularly seek to extend further such 
methods of delivering goods between cities as have been made 
a part of the Post Office Department's program recently. It 
is expected that in this activity the association will invite the 
approval of the automobile industry, an approval which is 
thought in some quarters will be given in a substantial manner. 
The other officers elected at the organization meeting were: A. 
R. Hirst, of Wisconsin; Leon Gardner and S. T. Henry, vice- 
presidents. In starting their association on its way the mem- 
bers present subscribed a fund of $2,000 for its first expense. 

* * * 

The automobile is an integral necessity of modern life. We 
can no more do business or maintain our efficiency without cars 
than we can without telephones or lights or sewage in cities, 
or any other of the thousand and one things we have to-day 
our grandsires wot not of. 

The modern car is just as much a necessity as a steam derrick, 
a delivery truck or a locomotive. Its manufacture would not 
reach the astonishing proportions of the present industry if it 
weren't. The estimated 1917 production was almost two mil- 
lion passenger cars- — 1.814.988. to be exact — with a value of $1.- 
059,056.073 wholesale, exclusive of 160.000 commercial cars 
with a wholesale value of $272,769,800. We produce trucks and 
commercial vehicles to-day worth more than half the value of 
all cars made three years ago. 

Three years ago 145.000 people were engaged in automobile 
manufacture. To-day there are over half a million directly en- 
gaged, and no one knows exactly how many more produce parts, 
accessories, garages, oils, tires, etc. 



February 9, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



15 



For the Owner and Driver 



There are so many places about the motor where leaks are 
likely to develop that it will pay the car owner to go over the 
mechanism once in three months with this in mind. Frequent 
offenders are the spark plugs and priming cups. Pour a little 
oil around the lower parts of these while the engine is running. 
If there is a leak, bubbles in the oil will betray it. Another 
vulnerable place for leakage is the valve stems. See whether 
the valve stems and push rods are covered with oil ; if they are, 
the stems or guides are probably worn, or the push rods or their 
guides may be to blame. The cylinder head is liable to de- 
velop leakage if the gasket is not in good condition or the head 
spring out of shape. Leakage at the inlet manifold connection 
to the carburetor may cause poor motor operation by thinning 
the mixture. Sometimes the leakage here is so great that it can- 
not be overcome by reducing the amount of air going through 

the carburetor itself. 

* * * 

This is the time of the year when water condensation in the 
crankcase is a serious matter. The more cylinders the engine 
has the worse the situation. Water, a product of combustion, 
makes its way past the piston rings into the crankcase, where it 
interferes with lubrication. In the warmer weather the water, in 
the form of steam, may blow out of the breather, but when the 
crankcase is fanned by a cold breeze, the steam condenses into 
water, which contaminates the oil. The remedy, of course, lies 
in draining the oil about every four weeks and filtering it. In 
some eight and twelve-cylinder engines more than a pint of 
water may be removed under certain conditions. 

* * * 

Some of the light diffusers or devices designed to redirect 
the rays of light are designed to be effective only when in a 
certain fixed position. Vibration may so loosen the glass in 
the rim that the glass will be permitted to creep around, in 
which case the whole scheme fails. Not all headlights have 
means for anchoring the glass permanently, so it is a matter for 
the owner's attention to see that the glasses are properly fast- 
ened in place. If screws are used, it might do to insert a lock 

washer under each one. 

* * * 

The front wheel spindles upon which the wheels are mounted 
turn on the king bolt or pin. There are bronze pin bushings 
to take the wear, but. due to the lack of lubrication, the bolt 
often "freezes" in the bushing, and then the bolt turns around. 
causing wear where there is no renewable bushing. In a case 
of this kind the king bolt should be removed by first removing 
the castellated nut at the bottom. After cleaning the bolt and 
the part it fits into, oil copiously and replace. Tighten the nut 
well. 

A very useful article to have in the tool box is the type of 
clamp variously known as a C clamp or a U clamp. There are 
numberless uses for the part, but possibly its greatest value is 
to hold a large monkey wrench to the running board, the wrench 
acting as a vise. The clamp takes up little room in the tool 
box. costs so little and is so very useful when its time does 
come that every car owner ought to have one. 

* * * 

Every car owner ought to make it a practice to test the wheels 
for side play at least three or four times a year. Side play per- 
forms a doubly vicious role, for it causes excessive bearing wear 
and tire wear as well. If the motorist will jack up each wheel 
in turn, and grasping it firmly, push and pull it. any side motion 
will be readily apparent. In many car wheel, bearings are ad- 
justable to care for just such trouble. 

* * » 

If the screws that hold the small brass brackets to the vibra- 
tor box become worn so that they do not hold, don't use longer 
screws. They may injure the windings of the coil and ruin 
the vibrator. Put a metal band clear around the box and attach 
it to the dash with small bolts. 

* * * 

A car owner who desires accuracy in his distance mileage 
should have the speedometer checked up at least once a year. 
The local branch or service station of the particular make of 
instrument will do the job at a price that is merely nominal 



Irwin Millard, a chauffeur, entered a touring car at Winstead. 
Conn., one night recently and started down Main street. Hear- 
ing the clatter of horses' feet behind the car. he increased his 
speed, but the sound continued. Stopping the auto, he discov- 
ered a horse hitched to the rear of the car. Naturally, the ani- 
mal followed where it was led, drawing its carriage after it. 
Investigation showed that a farmer who had driven in from the 
country had used the auto as a hitching post. 

* * * 

The constant use of hard or dirty water for cooling purposes 
will result in the clogging of the radiator. When this condition 
arises, to clean the radiator a good method is to dissolve a half- 
pound of lye in about five gallons of water. Strain the liquid 
through a cloth and pour into the radiator. Run the motor a 
few minutes and then drain this cleaning mixture. Fill with 
clean water and run the motor again, and finally refill the 

cleaned cooling system with clear soft water. 

» » * 

Various substances may be used for lapping pistons, among 
them emery dust, ground glass and rotten stone. Undoubtedly 
the best of these three is rotten stone. The powdered glass con- 
tains such hard granules that some of them are likely to become 
imbedded in the piston or cylinder wall. A little cylinder oil 
mixed with rotten stone to form a thin paste serves admirably in 
this connection. In lapping the piston should be given a io- 

ciprocating and oscillating motion. 

* * » 

Disconnect the wire from the plug and run the engine. If a 
good spark jumps, the trouble is in the plug or in the cylinder. 
If no spark jumps the trouble is in some other part of the ig- 
nition system. If a good spark is shown, remove plug and lay 
on its side on cylinder, attached to the same wire. If plug shows 
no spark it needs cleaning or a new insulator. To determine 

this, take it apart. 

* * * 

When excessive movement of the throttle is needed to get 
response from the carburetor the trouble may be due to excess 
play in the linkage from the steering post bottom to the carbu- 
retor butterfly lever. 



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DUESENBERG-D-4-75 

A 11. rnotordom is anxiously awaiting the arrival ol the new 
^^Roamer Duesenberg Models cm the Pacific Coast. Foi 

the first time the Duesenberg "Miracle Motor is to lie had 
in a pleasure ear. Seventy-five miles an hour on the ttraight- 
a\va> and fifty miles an hour over hills is guaranteed. ( (rders 
are now heint; accepted. Deliveries commencing February. 




A Complete Line of Open and Closed Models 
Colors and I'pholslery Optional 

PACIFIC ROAMER DISTRIBUTING ( < >. 

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February 16 to 24. Admission 50 cts. 






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San Francisco News Letter 



February 9, 1918 



Of Interest to Motorists 



"Up until the time the government took over the railroads," 
said R. C. Rueschaw, vice-president of the Mitchell Motors 
Company, Inc.. of Racine, Wis., "most of us were inclined to 
think that the term 'slacker' could be applied only to the young 
fellow between 21 and 31 who wouldn't say goodbye to his best 
girl, grab a gun and hike for a training camp. It was pretty 
tough on the young man in question, but in the last few weeks 
it seems to me that his lonesomeness has been relieved some- 
what, and that he now has company that he never could have 
been associated with otherwise. 

"For instance, some fellow beats it to the depot and finds that 
the train he was going to take has been cancelled by the govern- 
ment in order to make room for coal or munition shipments, and 
the transportation of troops. He puts up an awful holler; and 
in doing so just yells himself into the 'slacker class,' shoulder 
to shoulder with the fellow who preferred to knit to do his bit. 

"What about the men who got up on their hind legs and tore 
the very skies asunder when Dr. Garfield asked us to help save 
coal to help to win the war? Slackers? I should say so. There 
is one consolation, anyway, the hot-air slackers of this type 
wasn't entirely wasted. 

"Look around you and you'll find business slackers by the 
dozens who are peeved because they're on earth, because the 
war was started, because we're in the war, and because they're 
pinched a little now and then by steps the government must 
take to win the war. If we don't win the war I wouldn't give a 
plugged nickel for any of their businesses. 

"A few manufacturers are using the war as an excuse to raise 
their prices unnecessarily. They belong in the front rank of 
the 'slacker brigade' right back of the fellows with the yellow 
flag." 

* * * 

"How I would purchase an automobile" would be first, I 
would determine the different uses to which I would put it. Then 
I would analyze those uses to ascertain the features necessary 
in an automobile to successfully meet them. This would show 
up its adaptability and utility. 

"Next I would acquaint myself with the reputation and pres- 
tige of the maker. I would make sure that the manufacturer 
was a permanent fixture in the automobile industry. This would 
protect me during the length of time that I owned the car. I 
would know that I was not purchasing a car that was liable to 
become an 'orphan.' 

"Then I would look ahead six months, because, not being 
able to afford two cars, the one car would have to give me the 
utility, style and efficiency of two cars. 

"I would then inspect and compare those features that insure 
comfort, performance, service and economical maintenance. 

"I would want the car to have a good appearance, not expen- 
sive looking, but capable looking. I would want it to have ex- 
clusive, not commonplace, looks. 

"Such a car would not only reflect my good judgment in au- 
tomobiles, but would also fully meet my requirements, and in 
doing that, it would prove the best investment I could possibly 
make for increased personal efficiency and economy." 

* * * 

In the office of the Locomobile Company of America. Bridge- 
port, Conn., is an honor role containing the names of 336 Lo- 
comobile employees now in their country's service. This is 
about 17 per cent of the entire organization, and includes 19 
commissioned officers in the army and three in the navy, of 

whom two are majors and three are captains. 

• * * 

Do not fasten chains too tightly nor to a spoke. Many a tire 
has been ruined by disregarding this advice. If a chain can 
creep it will wear the tire evenly. If it is fastened so that it 
cannot creep the cross links wear in one place and the shoe is 
damaged. 

• * » 

There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
cf Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 



When a silent chain has been removed from its housing it 
should not be installed again without being thoroughly cleaned. 
Submerge the chain in kerosene and allow it to remain for fif- 
teen minutes. When thoroughly clean, dry off and then sub- 
merge it in a bath of medium-grade cylinder oil, allowing it to 
remain until the lubricant has reached every bearing surface. 
If the silent chain is exposed when in operation it should be 
oiled as often as possible. Lubricate the side of the chain 
which comes in contact with the sprockets and not the outside 

of the chain. Never use hard grease for chain lubricant. 

* * * 

Some car owners are using ammonia solution to brighten up 
the hood when the latter becomes dull. This is bad practice, 
though the immediate results seem to be good. Ammonia de- 
stroys the finish and should not be used; in fact, body makers 
and varnish concerns give strict instructions to keep the car 
away from stables and barns so that the ammonia from the 
manure will not injure the body finish. 

In many makes of wire wheels the greatest care must be 
exercised in putting the locking devices in place. For instance, 
the right front lock must not be used on the left front wheel, 
nor vice versa. In wheels of this kind, it is quite within pos- 
sibilities that with the wrong lock installed a wheel might roll 
off while the car was in motion. 



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19 



A LIGHT ON VIVISECTION. 

A good lady of our acquaintance, interested in our animal 
friends, has told us much about what she calls their maltreat- 
ment in the name of medical science. She knew of many hor- 
rors and tortures to which dumb beasts were subjected — the 
bloodthirsty passions of embryo medicos. San Francisco, she 
claimed, should enact a law of protection over our pets. 

At the outset we should assure you that we have always felt 
kindly towards all dumb beasts, both wild and tame, but 
heretofore we have not paid great attention to vivisection con- 
troversies because they were never before brought in to our 
mental focus. 

The lady has statistics, aye, even sworn statements. Is it 
really possible that animals are so mercilessly and painfully 
exploited to no practical end? We know that, when ill, this 
good lady seeks the advice of a highly reputable physician; we 
know that she is a good and watchful mother, and is ever zeal- 
ous of the health of her kiddies. 

Our own scheme of things leads us to a close analysis of the 
fundamental premises. Either the best that medical science 
can offer in the prevention and cure of diseases is not guided 
and illuminated by animal use and experimentation, or the good 
lady has misconceived the spirit of "animal" protection. We 
know that survival entails its sacrifice — nature gives nothing 
away. 

Rather than allow ourselves to be dogmatized without a 
proper understanding and demonstration of facts, we have taken 
it upon ourselves to approach this subject in as open-minded a 
manner as possible. We have sought the point of view of suc- 
cessful medical men, and have been advised to investigate the 
conduct of an extensive medical laboratory wherein animal use 
is an important working factor. 

Later we were afforded an opportunity of spending a day with 
Dr. Ernst A. Victores in his laboratories — an institution of 
consuming interest and excellent repute. Here we found, con- 
stituting an important part of an indispensable service, a unique 
menagerie — rows and rows of cages, constructed with a view to 
the perfect health of their occupants, with sanitary appoint- 
ments and protection, and every cage clean enough to eat out 
of. Sleek, fat guinea-pigs lived there, and remarkably big 
rabbits, whose furry coats gave the impression of having been 
cared for by a conscientious groom. In a specially constructed 
cage, families of white mice thrived : to make them more com- 
fortable, strong light was excluded. 

The tendency of people is to become callous to the discom- 
fort and suffering of animals when working constantly in such 
an environment. Not so in this instance. Chiefs, assistants and 
attendants, all acted towards these creatures as though they 
were individual pets rather than the indirect means by which 
countless human sufferers have found alleviation from pain. 

We saw and learned much about all manners of disease — 
diphtheria, tuberculosis, syphilis, rabies, pneumonia and others. 
We watched the making of blood tests for the diagnosis of the 
plagues of syphilis and tuberculosis — wherein blood of the rab- 
bit, the sheep and the guinea pig each plays its part. 

Only one factor is of dubious origin. In the laboratory one is 
impressed with the care and dexterity with which blood is col- 
lected from anaesthetized animals — but sheep's blood is read- 
ily obtained from the slaughter house, where the animals are not 
killed outright, but bled to death, not in the name of Science, 
but for the delight of our palates. 

We saw rabbits "do their bit" in the preparation of a vac- 
cine for the treatment of fetid ozona — a humiliating nasal afflic- 
tion that has been until recently the nightmare of the nose spec- 
ialist, without the slightest inconvenience to themselves. 

We became convinced that the good lady would not object to 
having a guinea-pig X-rayed and injected if such action might 
clear an important doubt as to whether or not her daughter 
had a tubercular kidney. Likewise we learned that there are 
several kinds of pneumonia, which might appear alike, and yet 
demand very different modes of treatment. Here the white 
mouse comes to the rescue and within a few hours classifies the 
disease as one of four types. 

We know that pets, so-called, go often for days without food 
and water, and for weeks without clean quarters. But at last we 
investigated and saw. with our own eyes, that it is really possi- 
ble so to treat dumb creatures with humane consideration, that 
their contentment need not impair their usefulness. 



IN THE SIDELIGHT OF WAR. 

_ Julius Kruttschnitt, president of the American Railway Asso- 
ciation, and chairman of the executive committee of the South- 
ern Pacific Railway, who is acting as spokesman for railway 
companies that oppose the proposition to leave indeterminate, 
save by congressional action — the restoration of the transpor- 
tation lines of the United States to their private owners at the 
close of the war, is one of the commanding figures and success- 
ful administrators in the railway world. A Louisianian by birth, 
a civil engineer by profession, with a Washington and Lee 
University training, he began his career low down in the ranks 
of the officials of the Louisiana & Texas Railway and rose to 
be its superintendent. In 1889 he joined the working adminis- 
trative and shopping staff of the Southern Pacific road, and by 
1895 had become general manager of the huge system with his 
headuarters in San Francisco. This position he maintained un- 
til 1904, when a change of duty and new authority shifted him 
to Chicago. Since 1911 he has been in New York City, and 
there he has had more to do with the control of the broad poli- 
cies of the road in its relation to the government, its owners, 
and the financiers, at home and abroad, who have developed the 
system. He is a positive factor in the enterprises upon which 
he enters; has been successful in meeting ethical and economic 
issues due to conflicts between capital and labor, with more than 
ordinary skill; and. on the whole, he has a record of construc- 
tive service quite different from those of the older type of rail- 
way administrator. 



Medill McCormick. now representative at large from Illinois 
in the lower house of Congress, has announced his candidacy 
in the Republican primaries for nomination as United States 
Senator. He was elected to Congress as a Progressive-Repub- 
lican, and in the coming campaign for nomination and election, 
if nominated, will be the champion of a strong war policy and 
of the utmost activity by all arms of the government in the war 
against Germany and her allies. He has just returned from the 
front, where he went as an independent observer, and in the 
debates of Congress, as well as in the press, he plans to make 
public information that he gained from high sources of news 
abroad. Mr. McCormick has family and pecuniary relations 
with the Chicago Tribune, and his views are reflected in its 
policy. His father was the founder of a great Chicago business 
of making agricultural implements, mainly those employed in 
harvesting crops, a business which has won an international 
market and fame. Mr. McCormick for many years has been a 
close friend of Mr. Roosevelt, helped him to organize the Pro- 
gressive party, followed him back into the Republican fold in 
1916, and still sympathizes with the former President in his 
policy of attack on the "non-preparedness" of the nation. 



The beautiful woman interviewed a fortune-teller on 

the usual subjects. "Lady." said the clairvoyant, "you will visit 
foreign lands, and the courts of kings and queens. You will 
conquer all rivals and marry the man of your choice. He will 
be tall and dark and aristocratic looking." "And young?" in- 
terrupted the lady. "Yes, and very rich." The beautiful lady 
grasped the fortune-teller's hands and pressed them hard. 
"Thank you." she said. "Now tell me one thing more. How 
shall I get rid of my present husband?'" — Gas Magazine. 



"John, you ought to get in the aviation service." a York 

man told a negro last week. "You are a good mechanic and 
would come in handy in an aeroplane. How would you like to 
fly among the clouds a mile high and drop a few bombs down on 
the Germans?" "I ain"t in no special hurry to fly, Cap." the 
negro answered. "When wese up "bout a mile high, s'pose de 
engine stopped and de white man told me to git out an* crank?'" 
— York News. 



A young lady in a Pennsylvania town had inaugurated a 

bank account, and was inordinately proud of her check-book. 
She employed it so well that one day there came a notification 
that she was overdrawn. When she had ascertained what this 
meant, she was filled with overwhelming sympathy for the 
bank. Accordingly she wrote a pretty letter of apology and 
drew a check for the amount due. "This." she wrote, "will put 
matters right." — Everybody's Magazine. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 9, 1918 






L FINANCIAU 



Increased trade with Latin-Am- 
Our Foreign Commerce, erican countries and decreases in 

exports to Nor. European neu- 
trals affected by the government's embargo restrictions are set 
forth as the leading features of American foreign commerce in 
1917. in a statement issued this week by the Bureau of Foreign 
and Domestic Commerce. Imports from South America in- 
creased from $427,000,000 to $598,000,000. and exports to 
South America increased from $225,000,000 to $312,000,000. 
South America ranked third in sales to the United States, fol- 
lowing NorA American countries and Asia taking precedence 
over Europe, Oceania and Africa in the order named. Europe 
continued to be the best customer of this country, buying goods 
worth $4,054,362,029, followed by North America, Asia, South 
America, Oceania and Africa. Embargo restrictions acted to 
reduce Denmark's purchases from the United States to $32.- 
000,000. as compared with $56,000,000 in 1916. Sweden ob- 
tained $21,000,000, a decrease of $26,000,000; Norway $62.- 
000.000. as compared with $66,000,000. and Holland $90,000,- 
000. as compared with $113,000,000. Exports to Greece reached 
the low figure of $8,477,000. as against $33,685,000 in 1916. 



Commenting on the annual report of the Fireman's Fund 

Insurance Company for 1917. which was presented at the annual 
meeting of the stockholders this week, President J. B. Levison 
directed attention to the remarkable growth in the assets of the 
company, and to the heavy increase in income during the last 
seven years. Total assets as of January 1. 1918. were approxi- 
mately $17,000,000. as compared with $13,445,954 on the same 
date last year, while in 1910 the total gross assets were $7,431.- 
402. Total premium income from fire and marine risks last year 
amounted to $14,177,744. as compared to $10,029,340 shown in 
the report of January 1, 1917. and a little less than $5,000,000 
in 1910. Another interesting feature of the report pointed out 
by President Levison was the item of income from investments 
in securities of other corporations. Income derived from this 
source last year approximated $550,000. Dividend require- 
ments on the 15.000 shares of stock outstanding at the recently 
advanced rate of $20 a share per annum total $300,000. so the 
company is adding $250,000 to its surplus out of investment ac- 
count before coming to premium income. 



The weakness in Liberty bonds, the 4s having declined 

to a shade of 96. is bringing to the fore the government's plan 
for the new issue which may be expected during the month of 
April. Secretary McAdoo has announced the January install- 
ment of the series of certificates of indebtedness, the amount as 
in former issues being $400,000,000 bearing 4 per cent. The 
proceeds will be utilized to meet the regular monthly program of 
credit allowance to the allies. 



Clearings for January amounted to $433,852,611.36. as 

compared with $376,218,501.74 for January, 1917. This is an 
increase of $57,634,109.62. and the biggest local January rec- 
ord. 



A despatch from New York discussed the pros and cons 

of a prospective extra distribution to the holders of the common 
stock of the American Sugar Refining Company, of which 
$45,000,000 in amount is now outstanding. The profits of 1917 
are estimated at about $25 a share, and the suggestion is made 
that the company might distribute its holding of 51,400 shares 
of Great Western Sugar common stock among its own stock- 
holders as a special stock dividend. Taking this Great Western 
stock as worth $15,000,000 — and the result would be a stock 
dividend of 33 1-3 per cent on American Sugar common, which 
has always been a favorite investment issue here in San Fran- 
cisco. 



Individual and corporations income tax payments in Cali- 
fornia last year were greater than those in any. except six, of the 
other States. Corporation taxes amounted to $6,147,289.14 and 
individuals of the State paid a total of $3,870,314.24. Only 
New York, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan. Ohio and Penn- 
sylvania paid more corporation and income taxes than Cali- 
fornia. 



NOTICE TO READER 

When you finish reading this Issue, place a 
one-cent stamp on this notice, hand same to any 
postal employee, and it will be placed In the 
hands of our soldiers or sailors at the front. 
NO WRAPPING NO ADDRESS 

A. S. Burleson, Postmaster-General, U. S. A. 



The NEWS LETTER calls special attention of its thou- 
sands of readers to the above "Notice to Reader," printed on 
the front page, desiring to co-operate with the Postmaster- 
General, and the readers, to send a real NEWS LETTER from 
home to each and every soldier and sailor at the front. 

While desiring to be careful not to print anything which will 
not pass the censors, and hence not planning to print war news, 
or plans, there is a great deal of home news which is of special 
interest to "Our Boys" away "Over There." Such items of in- 
terest will therefore be welcome. 

If each reader accepts this double offer, a bit of California 
sunshine will reach many thousands "at the front," so that each 
reader will be able to make a soldier or sailor boy happy with 
the expenditure of only one cent more added to each copy. 

Have you enjoyed this News Letter? "Pass it on." 

We also invite our boys at the front to write us. 



"Did your wife scold you when you came home so late 

last night?" "You don't know what it is to have a wife who was 
once a school teacher. She simply made me write a hundred 
times on a slate T must be at home by ten o'clock.' "—New 
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21 



INSURANCE 



On Tuesday and Wednesday, February Sth and 6th, the 
forty-second annual meeting of the Fire Underwriters of the 
Pacific was called to order in the rooms of the Board of Fire 
Underwriters of the Pacific by President W. P. Parep. the at- 
tendance numbering more than 200. The two days' proceedings 
were devoted to the reading of essays and papers relating to the 
business, and on the evening of the second day the usual ban- 
quet was pulled off at the Palace Hotel. Edwin Parrish. of the 
Niagara, is the newly elected president, and Judge Hauer vice- 
president for the coming year. 

* * * 

John B. Fritschi, but recently appointed to the position of 
assistant manager for the Pacific Coast department of the 
American Central and St. Paul Fire and Marine, under B. 
Goodwin, has for the past ten years covered the mountain field 
as special agent for these companies. Previous to taking his 
departure for San Francisco to assume the important duties 
of his new office, Mr. Fritschi was tendered a complimentary 
dinner by his associates, and made the recipient of a handsome 
reminder. There were more than fifty people assembled at the 
dinner. 

* * * 

F. A. Stahl has been engaged by manager Bailey to represent 
the New Hampshire and Providence-Washington in the San 
Joaquin and the coast counties. Mr. Stahl resigns as special 
agent for the Union Assurance and Law Union & Rock, with 
whom he has been associated for the past five years, to accept 

the appointment. His headquarters will be at San Francisco. 

* * * 

Harry Kroger has resigned his connection with the Washing- 
ton Surveying and Rating Bureau to accept an appointment 
from Marsh & McLennan as special agent in Oregon. Eastern 
Washington, Idaho and Montana. This is the territory until 
recently covered by Special Agent J. L. M. Waggaman, who is 
now with the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Kroger's head- 
quarters will be established in Spokane. 

* * * 

S. D. Hooper, of Portland. Ore., has accepted an appointment 
as special agent from the Home Fire & Marine of California, 
covering Washington and Western Idaho, including the pan- 
handle. Mr. Hooper was formerly manager of the insurance 
department of the Eugene Loan and Savings Bank. His head- 
quarters will be at Seattle. 

* * * 

As an example of how the insurance ranks are being de- 
pleted of trained men by the war. it may be mentioned that 
from the office of Marsh & McLennan is displayed a service 
flag of eight stars, each one representing some man especially 
needed for the performance of some particular service in con- 
nection with the agency. Each one saw his duty first to his 
country and humanity, however, and has dismissed business 

ior the more serious affairs of his country. 

* * * 

H. M. Hinchman, who has been general agent for the South- 
ern Surety's casualty department at San Francisco for a year 
past, has taken over the surety end of the business also. His 
territory embraces all the northern part of the State. Arthur 
H. Connelly, an experienced surety man. has resigned his con- 
nection with the San Francisco branch of the Maryland Cas- 
ualty to accept an appointment under Manager Hinchman as 

manager of the Southern Surety's bonding department. 

* * » 

The London Guarantee & Accident has entered the State of 
Washington under the management of Hanson & Rowland, Inc.. 
of Tacoma. The London Guarantee & Accident has been doing 
business for many years in California and Oregon, under the 
management of Landis & Brickell. but up to the present the com- 
pany's operations west of the Rockies have been confined to 

these two States. 

* * * 

Plans are being made for the renovation of the Mutual Life 
Insurance Company's building, situated on the southeast cor- 
ner of Sansome and Pine streets. The building was seven 
stories in height previous to the earthquake and fire of 190o. 
but suffered so much from the catastrophe that it was found 
necessary to demolish all but two stories and the casement. 



The net premium results of the Pacific Coast Department of 
the Hartford Life and Indemnity Co.. under the management of 
Joy Lichtenstein. as compared with the experience of 1916 was 
$412,139, as against $352,000. The business was divided as 
iollows: Fidelity and surety, $65,037; accident and health. $51,- 
204; compensation, $118,022; liability, $128,498; automobile 
$24,511; plate glass, $10,088; burglary, $14,306. 

* * :|: 

C. A. Teasdale, of the Continental Casualty's commercial de- 
partment at San Francisco, has engaged the services of Miss E. 
M. Peters, as his assitant. Miss Peters was formerly chief un- 
derwriter for the Fidelity & Deposit's accident department of 
the Pacific Coast, and resigned that office to accept her present 
position. She is well qualified for the position both as regards 
experience and a thorough knowledge of the business. 

* * * 

, The Insurance Company of North America and other asso- 
ciated companies represented by Manager Johnston, lead in 
gains of San Francisco business last year. The total written 
amounted to $138,000, as against $102,000 written during 1916, 
a gain of $36,800. 

* * * 

Wade H. Powell has been engaged as special agent by Marsh 
& McLennan to cover the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys, 
with headquarters at San Francisco. He succeeds Sidney L. 
Harrington, who recently resigned to join the aviation corps. 

Ray C. Culver has been appointed special agent for the Fire- 
man's Fund. Together with Special Agent Charles D. French 
he will assist in establishing the Home Fire & Marine in the 
Montana field. 

* * * 

F. J. Mayer, until recently covering the Sacramento Valley 
field for the Insurance Company of North America, under Man- 
ager James C. Johnston, is open for another engagement. 

SOLE SURVIVOR OF PERRY EXPEDITION. 

Japan has royally welcomed William H. Hardey. sole sur- 
vivor of the Perry expedition which opened Japan to the world. 
Mr. Hardey last month sailed from Seattle to again visit the 
shores of Nippon. An audience with the Emperor and Empress 
at the Imperial Garden Party, a trip to Kurihama, where the 
Perry party landed, receptions, dinners and lecture appoint- 
ments are only a few of the affairs planned for the old sailor 
who. it is reported, is 81 years old. 

The visit to the scenes of his youth was suggested to the sailor 
by a Japanese school girl who learned of the lone survivor of 
the Perry party and started correspondence with him in order 
to improve her English. In one of the letters she suggested 
that Mr. Hardey revisit Japan and the present trip resulted. 

Included on the reception committee which will welcome 
Mr. Hardey are three old men. each having over 80 years to 
his credit. They recall vividly the arrival of the Perry expe- 
dition, the fear of the natives, the friendliness of the foreigners, 
and the final understanding between the two countries. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 9. 1918 




"A Yankee in the Trenches." 

"A Yankee in the Trenches" is one of the most engaging of 
the personal war narratives, conveying, as it does, much of the 
leality and seriousness of the war. without gruesome details. 
The author. R. Derby Holmes, is a Boston boy who went to 
England on a cattle ship, joined the English army, trained two 
months in England, and was assigned to the Queen's Royal 
West Surrey regiment. The book relates Mr. Holmes's experi- 
ences from day to day with the British, dwelling on such mat- 
ters as his first acquaintance with the Tommy, life in billets, 
feeding the British soldiers, hiking through northern France to 
harden the troops, patrol work. etc. 
$1.35 net. Little. Brown & Co. 



"The Long Lane's Turning." 

The evils of drink are the motif of "The Long Lane's Turn- 
ing."' by Hallie Erminie Rives. Characteristically, the setting is 
in a Southern city, and the law. politics, sociology and society 
are the ingredients. Harry Sevier, young society man and 
brilliant criminal lawyer, is the central figure. His record for 
cases won is perfect. But the opening scene pictures his first 
defeat in court. It develops that Sevier is wont to accelerate 
a naturally brilliant mind from a black bottle concealed in a 
locked cabinet in his office. This time, however, the potion fails 
to stimulate, and his usual eloquence and logic, which have 
swayed so many juries, are not at his command. 

$1.50 net. Dodd. Mead & Co. 

* * * 
"The Tortoise." 

In the welter of war. E. F. Benson's "The Tortoise" takes us 
to a quiet English village and entertains us with the minute de- 
tails of a quiet, hesitating romance. The time is not revealed, 
but the atmosphere and happenings suggest pre-war days. Mr. 
Benson has the intuition and deftness to make trivialities take 
en importance. To begin with, the majority of the group of 
characters are middle-aged or of mature years. And the more 
youthful pair who subsequently appear are drawn in. appar- 
ently, for purposes of contrast, or. perhaps, to impress middle- 
age that playing at youth does not make the advancing years 
less inexorable. The round of social pastimes and gayeties. 
being of a distinctly village order, are not in themselves either 
important or of particular interest. But under Mr. Benson's 
treatment they take on a high degree of interest, for he makes 
of them a flawless mirror of the individual and collective life 
of this little community during the period in which it occupies 
the author's attention. 

$1.60 net. Doran. publisher. 

* * * 

"The Round Table." 

From the December issue of "The Round Table." a quarterly 
review of the politics of the British Empire, we quote "The 
genesis of the present situation in India." The second article 
in "The Round Table" deals with a question of vital import- 
ance to all those who are interested in the government of de- 
pendent peoples and in the destinies of the British Common- 
wealth. The Indian problem has been recently brought to the 
front, moreover, by the British government's declaration that 
the goal of British policy is "the progressive realization of re- 
sponsible government in India as an integral part of the Brit- 
ish Empire." and by the mission to India of the Secretary of 
State, Mr. Montagu, in order to investigate on the spot what 
practical steps ought now to be taken by the British government 
and Parliament towards that goal. This article appears, there- 
fore, at an opportune moment, and it should serve to enlighten 
public opinion as to the difficulties of the Indian problem and 
the possibilities of its solution. The root of the problem has 
remained the same since the days of the Indian Mutiny. 



The frontispiece of the February Scribner is a reproduction, 
for the first time, in color of a little known portrait of Washing- 
ton by Charles Willson Peale. It gives quite a different impres- 
sion from the widely known portraits by Gilbert Stuart. 

* » * 

The Century Company announces the forthcoming publica- 
tion of "Roving and Fighting: Adventures under Four Flags." 
by Major Edward S. O'Reilly. "Tex" O'Reilly, as he is widely 
known, has fought as a soldier of fortune all over the world : 
in the Spanish war, in the Philippines, "as long as the atmos- 
phere was not too disgustingly peaceful." in Venezuela and in 
Mexico. His other adventures include the O'Reilly School of 
English in Kobe. Japan, rent collecting in China, bouncing in 

a Chinese theatre, and hoboing across America. 

* * « 

Harold Bell Wright, the famous author, has written a won- 
derful article called "The Sword of Jesus." for the February 
American Magazine. In this article he says : "The command- 
ment of Jesus that we forgive men their trespasses cannot be 
sanely construed to mean that we must permit men to continue 
trespassing." 



DR. MUCK STILL IN THE TOILS. 

Washington has barred Dr. Muck as a Prussian, and the chief 
of police has refused to allow him to lead the Boston Symphony 
Orchestra in that city. It is evident from this that the authori- 
ties at the capital do not take kindly to the recently divulged 
statement to the effect that Dr. Muck is a Swiss. John O'Brien, 
the special assistant to the Attorney General, has stated that in 
his opinion Dr. Muck is a German subject, and as such will be 
placed under arrest if he enters the District. You know a law 
was passed preventing alien enemies from entering the District 
of Columbia, and also requiring those who were in the District 
to quit, which may seem somewhat strange to those who do not 
know of the activities of the German spies at the national capi- 
tal. In confirmation of the attitude of the authorities, it should 
be stated that the Swiss Legation in Washington has declined 
to put itself on record as vouching for Dr. Muck's Swiss citizen- 
ship, and has contented itself so far with simply announcing 
that "the matter is being investigated." 

Whether the good doctor is a Swiss in a legal sense is a matter 
to be determined by the authorities. However, in training, in 
feeling, in association. Dr. Muck is a German, and. indeed, is a 
Prussian. Why not stand by his colors, be frank and manly 
about it? As a musician and conductor of distinction, he is not 
responsible for the depredation of the Huns, all the more so 
as we know that Washington gave him a clean bill of health 
some time ago, and acquitted him of any pernicious activity on 
behalf of his countrymen. 



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Personals in the News 



Mark L. Requa. of Oakland, Cal., who has just been ap- 
pointed to head the newly formed oil division of the Fuel Ad- 
ministration which will direct the United States government 
control of oil, is classified as a mining engineer and an oil ex- 
pert. It is proposed, according to Washington advices, that he 
shall devote his attention first to a thorough inquiry into the 
entire petroleum situation. After he shall have completed this 
task, it is said, the Fuel Administration will decide how far it 
shall go in the matter of regulation and price fixing. In the or- 
dinary course of things, action of interest to oil and gasoline 
consumers should be taken under this new arrangement in a 
few years, by which time, very likely, normal conditions having 

returned, no action will be necessary. 

* * * 

The plain speaking in which Mr. Gerard indulges in his work, 
"My Four Years in Germany," is in keeping with the commonly 
accepted axiom, in European chancelleries, about American 
ambassadors, that they first take up their onerous task and get 
their "training" afterwards. Count von Moltke used to tell a 
good story about William I's general of the same name on this 
subject of plain speaking. Said the former von Moltke : "Eng- 
lish diplomatists are always deceiving us Germans. They have 
a most reprehensible habit of speaking the truth. This puts 
us off our guard, as we do not look for truth from an ambassa- 
dor, whereas our German diplomatists are honest enough never 
to say what they mean. Thus we are always forewarned and 
endeavor to find out what they really do mean. This is a much 

better system." 

* * * 

An investigation, in New York, shows that Germany's cause 
has been silently, though effectively, pleaded through the med- 
ium of the "Kultur" books offered free to the public in the cir- 
culating libraries. Consequently, the public libraries will prob- 
ably be carefully surveyed, with the object of eliminating all 
literature designed to spread German propaganda. Germany 
herself showed the way in the right disposal of war literature. 
At the outbreak in 1914, she began collecting and classifying, 
in Berlin, all the books, pamphlets, newspaper articles, illustra- 
tions, posters, cartoons and what not relating to the war. no mat- 
ter the country of their origin, until she now has one of the fin- 
est libraries of war literature in existence. England and the 
United States are proceeding along a similar line. Why not 
remove the offending books to the war library at Washington, 
for the benefit of future historians? 

* # # 

U. S. Grant, great-grandson of the famous Union general, 
recently sewed two little chevrons on his private's blouse when 
he was made a corporal in the one hundred and second ammuni- 
tion train of the twenty-sixth division. U. S. A., at Spartanburg. 
S. C. His grandfather was General Frederick Dent Grant, and 
his father another U. S. Grant, who served as an aid to Colonel 
Roosevelt in the Spanish-American war. Corporal Grant is a 
Harvard graduate, and was employed by a Wall street house 
when the war started. He enlisted in the seventh New York, 
and was later transferred. At the moment of the announcement 
of his promotion he was driving an army truck. From all ac- 
counts, it does not appear that young Grant desires to benefit 
by "pull." It is very evident that he has not benefited by it so 

far. 

* * « 

It will surprise many to learn that a medal of honor of the 
United States, given for bravery on the field of battle, has ex- 
isted ever since the Civil War. It is a five-pointed star of rose- 
gold finish, bearing the head of Minerva and the inscription 
"United States of America." Upon each point of the star is an 
oak leaf. The star itself is encircled by a green enamel laurel 
wreath. Surmounting the star and wreath is an eagle resting 
on a bar, upon which is the word "Valor" in raised letters. The 
reverse side is left plain for engraving the name of the recipient, 
which is preceded by the inscription. "The Congress to ." 



The decoration is pendent from a concealed pin by blue watered 

silk ribbon, upon which are emblazoned thirteen stars in white. 

The medal, which is the same in every instance, is bestowed 

upon commissioned and non-commissioned ranks alike. 

* * * 

The Apache Indians of Arizona are said to have taken a step 
which will do much to free them from the name they have 
gained for themselves as a synonym for cruelty. Many of them 
have offered their services for the purpose of helping to save 
civilization in the present crisis. Our friend Lo must hereafter 
be credited with being a humanitarian. For centuries the Pu- 
eblo Indians of the great Southwest were at his mercy, and took 
refuge from him in their community houses on inaccessible 
rocks. He was cruel as no other tribe was cruel; he was more 
enduring than any other Indian. No cavalry could ever ride him 
down in desert or on plains. The sublime setting of the En- 
chanted Mesa and of Acoma, the Pueblo city in the sky, the 
world indirectly owes to him. however, and it is perhaps better 
to contemplate him from that angle than as the sorry creature 
who has given his name to the hoodlum of the Paris streets. 

Frank H. Simonds, of the editorial staff of the New York 
Tribune, who, since the outbreak of the war, has gained a wide 
reputation as a military critic, furnishing wide spread weekly 
leviews in this country, has severed his connection with that 
newspaper, it became known at New York this week. Mr. Si- 
monds. when the war broke out. was employed on the New York 
Evening Sun, where he first began writing editorials dealing 

with the strategy of the European armies. 

» * * 

In addressing the league of political education at New York 
recently, Mr. Roosevelt followed the assertion that in 10 months 
the country had spent more on the war than England in three 
years with the assertion that "we have not yet inflicted any in- 
jury on Germany." The German reichsmark could tell another 
tale. 



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"I call my play 'A Bunch of Keys." " "There ought to 

be plenty of royalties in it, if a name counts.'" — Ex. 

Delta — Why does Nutt call himself a female pugilist? 

Kappa — Oh. he worked on his uncle's fruit farm boxing 
peaches. — Pitt Panther. 

"How can one tell when one's husband is beginning to 

love one less?" "When he first notices that his wife uses too 
much powder on her nose."' — Ex. 

He — I offer you my heart's first fresh young affections. 

She — George. I have often thought I'd like to teach — but I never 
cared for kindergarten work. — Judge. 

Donald (after the reconciliation) — Aweel. Jock. I wish 

ye a' that you wish me! Jock — There ye gang — raking up the 
quarrel a' over again! — Everybody's Magazine. 

"Jack is so successful in borrowing money. Eveiybody 

likes him; he has such a breezy way with him.'' "I suppose 
that is how he manages to raise the wind." — Ex. 

"My dear lady, I go further than believing in woman 

suffrage; I maintain that man and woman are equal in every 
way." "Oh. Professor! Now you're bragging." — Life. 

"Oh. Vicar, I beg of you not to mention the 'fires of hell' 

in your sermon to-day. It would only lead us into temptation 
during this terrible shortage of coal !" — Le Rire, Paris. 

"As soon as I get to camp I am going to send my girl a 

rifle and bayonet and a sword." "Is she collecting souvenirs?" 
"No, but she enjoys having arms about her." — Detroit Saturday 
N ight. 

"Dear. I am sorry you found your razor so dull. I'll 

tell you the truth about it " "Tell me anything you please 

to account for it, except that the baby was cutting his teeth on 
it."— Ex. 

Another home problem is solved by a firm of cleaners in 

Grinnell, Iowa, which advertises : "Notice — ladies — why worry 
about your dirty kids when we clean them for fifteen cents?" — 
Chicago Tribune. 

Nodd — Are you sure your wife knows I'm coming home 

to dinner with you? Todd — Knows! Well, rather! Why. my 
dear fellow, I argued with her about it this morning for nearly 
half an hour." — Life. 

"Look here. Why do you have 'Keep off the Grass' 

signs all over the park? You don't enforce the rule." "No. 
sir." said the guard. "The sign is there to make people enjoy 
being on the grass." — Ex. 

First Boarder — I can't think how it is you manage to fare 

so well here. I've industriously made myself pleasant to the 
landlady and her daughters, and yet I'm half-starved. Second 
Boarder — Try the cook. — Passing Show. 

A little boy went to Sunday school for the first time. His 

mother gave him a nickel to put in the collection. He returned 
with the money. "I didn't need it," he said, "the minister met 
me at the door and let me in free." — Ex. 

"I trust, Miss Tappit," said the kindly employer to his 

stenographer, "that you have something in reserve for a rainy 
day." "Yes. sir." answered the young woman. "I am going to 
marry a man named Mackintosh." — Christian Register. 

Proud Wife (to nervous friend in automobile) — I feel so 

safe with George driving now he has joined the Red Cross. 
He is learning first aid and knows where all the hospitals are. 
— London Opinion. 

"I'm in hard iuck." "Why?" "I told Belle she was the 

first girl I ever loved, and she said she couldn't waste her time 
training amateurs. Then I told Nancy I had made love to 
other girls, but that she was my real passion, and she asked 
me if she was a cultured taste with me or a forlorn hope." — 
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Is a delicatessen haberdashery a real food shop or a dis- 
play of homeopathic samples ? 

The Smileage campaign is spreading the merry sunshine 

wherever it goes. Keep it moving. 

"Peace" is being shrilled in a big Berlin riot; it will 

come with blasting sirens the next time. 

Germany is facing several Verduns leading up to the cli- 
max. No wonder she is proceeding slowly now. 

A new U. S. invention to sweep submarines from the 

seas is something of a Yankee sweepstake idea. 

J. Pluvius almost paid us a visit this week. A little rain- 
ing now and then is welcomed by the worst of grouchy farmers. 

The concrete ship is a sign of the times ; it is finished and 

launched in a sort of pay-as-you-enter-the-water ease and celer- 
ity. 

Hoover's idea is that you have eaten something and not 

the idea that you are in doubt whether or not you have had a 
bite. 

Apparently the Irish convention has not yet assembled; 

at least signs of it have not appeared in the shape of a cyclone 
rending itself. 

"Personality is all the cry in spring styles," according to 

the fashion periodicals. Evidently these clothes speak as loud 
as their wearers. 

All the combatants in the present big fray in Europe are 

emphatically agreed on one point; namely. General Sherman's 
opinion of war — "Hell!" 

The keel of the first of the Ford super-submarine chasers 

was laid this week. That means another preparing blow at the 
rat U-boats of the Huns. 

That ass, the partisan politician, is beginning to show 

signs of mad and fulsome braying in the forthcoming race for 
the governorship this fall. 

The trouble of those pessimists of "peace at any price" 

is the fact that most of them eventually wake up to the fact that 
they haven't got the price. 

The big Chicago meat packing combine is determined 

to bar all attempts on the part of the government to inspect their 
records ? Attorney Frank Heney carries an old mustard plaster 
that will readily bring their secret records into court. 



Isn't it about time that something was done to enforce 

punishment on the German spies who were sometime ago im- 
prisoned on heinous charges ? 

Marriages in California during 1917 showed an increase 

of more than 5,000 over the record of the previous year. Little 
Cupid clad in khaki did the trick. 

University of California is planning to instruct women 

in carpentry. We have always suspected that dressmaking 
would come to this form of bias. 

The town of Portola. Plumas County, has gone wet. 

Thank the Lord, at least one spot in the State is getting soaked 
for agricultural — and other purposes. 

Teuton submarine scored on the troop ship Tuscania, and 

exacted the Hun's toll, but the score will more than be repaid 
before the final clash, and don't forget it. 

Persons entering Mexico after February 1st will be 

obliged to pay a tax of one dollar. Mexican. Evidently that is 
the price to see Villa with his background. 

The early cocktail in local clubs is growing later and 

later as the months pass and the liquor shrinks in the cask; the 
early crowing cocktail will soon become a night bird. 

The meat consumption of the country is reported to have 

been reduced one-fourth by Hooverizing. One more cinch of 
the belt, pals, and we'll have the figures reduced one-half. 

U. S. Department of Agriculture will appoint inspectors 

to examine all local vegetable markets for shipping purposes — 
an excellent way to get rid of some of the incompetent cabbage 
heads now in service. 

The Governor of Montana has called an extra session to 

pass a sedition and sabotage act because of overt and threat- 
ened acts of the I. W. W.'s. It's never too early or too active to 
breach such practices. 

It is to be hoped that Roosevelt will leave the hospital 

where he is now confined, stronger and in better fighting trim 
than ever. The country needs his kind of grit and horse sense 
judgment in this crux of events. 

Cornelius N. Bliss, of New York, has resigned his posi- 
tion as treasurer of the Republican National Committee. The 
Old Guard is getting under cover unusually early in the forth- 
coming campaign for the Presidency. 

"If" is sometimes a rather slippery word. For instance. 

Champion Jess Willard is willing to fight Fred Fulton, a Minne- 
sota giant — "if" a spot in California can be set aside to guar- 
antee non-interference of State jurisdiction. 

The ingenious girl who married three soldiers while they 

waited at different points in the town, is now having wholesale 
difficulty in disentangling her contracts and escaping j 
ment. The three soldiers are unanimously one in escaping from 
"The Girl I Left Behind Me." 




EDITORIAL MENTION 




Economy Insistent. 



Secretary Daniels of the Navy has 
The Tuscania Toll. been extraordinarily fortunate in 

handling the transportation of 
American troops from this side of the Atlantic to each destined 
French port. Careful as his methods are in a war such as the 
present, where the German U-boats are making special desper- 
ate attempts to sink American troopships, it is to be expected 
that as the weeks roll by some catastrophe must occur. It would 
be a miracle if the Huns, in mad search to locate an American 
vessel, missed them all. A toll of death and sacrifice is expected 
by every nation, and each knows its percentage in that respect; 
that shifting point has been found by each nation through the 
casualty anc missing lists, as they came in ; just as each knows 
what percentage of its population is engaged in the war. And 
such is the toll we pay in helping a cause which this nation be- 
lieves to be right. 

The real surprise in the torpedoing of the Tuscania is the 
national satisfaction that so few American lives were lost. This 
in a measure reflects the splendid discipline, cool courage and 
resourcefulness of those on board, the management and com- 
mand being under British authority in the convoy of the Ameri- 
can laden transports. The Tuscania herself was a British ship 
manned by British sailors and armed guards. There is little 
doubt but what the Hun U-boat that successfully passed the 
lanes of attendant convoys must have been supplied with ac- 
curate details regarding the course to be taken by the con- 
voy. That important tip was very likely supplied by a clever 
German spy in touch with some angle of the Navy Department. 
Naturally, Secretary Dainels will institute an inquiry of the dis- 
aster, and out of it something definite and of value may de- 
velop. 

W 

Washington continues sternly to in- 
sist that economy is imperative 

throughout the country; we are now 
in a war for keeps, and the cost of it no man may guess. Hence 
save, economize, retrench. Each individual must practice it, 
and the Federal government will insist upon it in order to main- 
tain the finances of the government of the country in such a 
condition that necessities incident to the war can be provided 
for. Legislation is now being drafted to license loans and 
regulate all issues of securities while the war lasts. It is stated 
that a proclamation is soon to be is- 
sued at Washington calling upon all 
State, county and city authorities to 
cease making expenditures for pub- 
lic improvements not absolutely 
necessary. Such action brings us 
face to face to a realization of the 
stupendous financial proportions of 
our government's war task. The 
money of the nation is now being 
mobilized in order to win this war; 
that means it requires our entire 
resources. In order to meet this sit- 
uation, we can and must economize 
in our public expenditures. Cut out 
all ideas of issuing bonds or of un- 
dertaking new works not positively 
required. 

Local county and city improve- 
ments have naturally been cut down 
of late. Such action is helpful. We 
are facing a condition, not a theory, 
and we must face it squarely. A 
saving this year of ten per cent of 
last year"s expenditures by counties, 
cities and schools in California 
would amount approximately to 
$13,000,000, and all authorities are 
agreed that this saving is readily 
possible. To waste such a sum of 
the taxpayers' money under exist- 
ing circumstances would be worse 
than inexcusable. The time to 




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check excessive extravagance, and also to hold all necessary 
expenditures down to the minimum, is here, and now is the time 
to trim close in order to save as much as possible for the grave 
service of the government. 

SB- 
There is a big problem that is of 
Boosting Our Port immense importance to San Fran- 

With Cranes and Ideas, cisco, now being steadily discussed 
through the weeks by a special com- 
mittee of the local chamber of commerce which is making a sur- 
vey of the facilities and conditions of this city. Just now there 
are three meetings each week given over to inquiries regarding 
the various interests of representative business men along the 
water front. The conference with those who operate deep sea 
boats, both in the foreign and coastwise trade were brought to 
a conclusion recently, and the information gathered is now be- 
ing combed over by members of the committee. The latter, of 
course, will not make any report nor make any recommendations 
until the survey has been completed, and this will not be till 
the conference ends and an analysis made of all the facts and 
figures pertaining to the development and use of our port. Each 
shipper naturally is prone to view the problem of the develop- 
ment of the port from the standpoint of his own particular needs 
and hopes. It is and should be a case of give and take, and 
later, when the subject matter passes through the general com- 
mittee's hands, a fair average of apportionment will be made 
that is best for the community in general. Up to date, it seems 
that among the most important requirements, according to the 
demand of averages as conceived by shippers, are more ware- 
house facilities in proximity to the wharves; more tracks and 
storage yards in connection with the Belt Line railroad; the 
equalization of port charges between ships and cargo; the use 
of electric trucks and other mechanical devices for cargo hand- 
ling; dock cranes for heavy freight; a reduction in pilotage fees, 
the abolition of compulsory pilotage and a reduction in water 
charges for vessels. Ninety per cent of which will likely be 
done if this port is to find its proper commercial importance in 
the forthcoming transformation to meet the tidal wave of trade 
following the war. 

W 
A Scare Crow Bogged. 

Big events drop out of sight quickly these days. Who reverts 
now to the big labor strike of the 
four railroad brotherhoods that 
threatened to tie up the transpor- 
tation of the country till higher 
wages were paid them. Those 
threatening days of early 1917 are 
recalled by the report of the Goe- 
thals commission appointed by the 
President under the Adamson law to 
observe its operation and effects. 
Most of those who believed the im- 
passioned statements of the brother- 
hood leaders that they were seeking 
a reduction in hours rather than 
higher wages, or of those who be- 
lieved the statements of the rail- 
road officials that the eight hour day 
in train service would prove im- 
practicable, and that the Adamson 
law would merely increase the 
wages of the highest paid railway 
employees, while decreasing that 
much the ability of the roads to pay 
a more adequate compensation to 
some of their men. will never know 
what the Eight Hour Commission 
has found out about those disputed 
questions. A haze seems to be 
hanging over most of the conclu- 
sions covering the intricate subject 
at issue. About the only matter of 
importance that has been dragged 
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February 16, 1918 



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mony is that the claims made by the railroads during the 
long controversy have been sustained, while most of those made 
by labor have been refuted. The report states that the eight 
hour day. as a measure of a day's work for the purpose of reck- 
oning compensation for certain classes of railroad employees, 
has been an established fact. The law has had some effect in 
reducing the actual hours of work, chiefly in yard service, in 



road service the reduction in hours has been slight, and the 
principal effect has been to raise wages. The commission also 
estimates that the increase of expenses caused by the law 
amounts to over $61,000,000 annually, which sum is about the 
same as the estimate made by the railroads in advance. To 
what extent economies may be introduced to offset this increase 
in expense, according to the report, cannot be stated. 



3ST 



TOWN CRIER 



Profiteering is in the air, and lo, the gentle shipyard 

laborer is gathering the shekels overtime these sunny golden 
days while Uncle Sam is striving night and day to mobilize 
Labor's work on shipping. Does he succeed with an appeal of 
loyalty to Labor. Nay, nay; in some shipyards along this 
coast labor is making some $9 a day, and is shirking in order 
to get more. "Riveters, working on a flat scale in Seattle yards, 
average between 75 and 100 rivets a day, but there is one man 
working in one of the yards on special piece work that is rivet- 
ing one thousand rivets a day. Working by the piece for eight 
hours, some men who will drive 250 rivets in that time have 
been known to drive 100 rivets in two hours' overtime, when 
the pay per piece was doubled. And these are only a few of a 
great number of instances where labor is 'soldiering' on the 
job." Isn't it about time the government took steps to control 
industrial slackers as well as those who attempt to evade the 
draft? 

Austria is nibbling at the peace offerings of the Allies. 

It's a capital time for her to get under cover, now that Germany 
has again saved her through hammering back the Italians. Her 
frontiers are now clear of any threatened breaches for the first 
time since the war began. And now, like the other thieving 
nations in the central ring, Austria. Germany-like, has grabbed 
some 4,000 square miles of Italian territory to trade with at a 
pinch, when the peace council is under way. Like Bulgaria and 
Germany, she should be stung. Austria has played the fool 
since the war began; the Russians whaled her and chased her 
soldiers over the plains till Germany was obliged to come to her 
assistance. So did the Italians. Poor old knock-kneed Austria 
had been in the dumps during the first year of the war if Ger- 
many had not rushed to her assistance. She's a frowsy, snivel- 
ing little brat that should be spanked and turned over to a disci- 
plinarian. Turkey, for instance. It gobbles things. 

Just prior to his present illness, from which he is im- 
proving. Colonel Roosevelt paid a visit to Washington and went 
into camera discussions with various Republican leaders. The 
rounds were made quietly, suavely, and with that incisiveness 
that marks the grip and get-there of the intrepid Colonel when 
he is scouring the political field for accurate facts. Medill Mc- 
Cormack helped him out a bit; so did other Republican leaders. 
In the meantime the Colonel lunched with everybody that was 
worth pumping, from Congressman Curry to Senator Johnson. 
It was a speculative chase around the arena in the hope of get- 
ting some idea regarding the prospective candidate to head the 
Republican party in the next Presidential campaign. No won- 
der the Colonel was taken ill. The prospect for developing 
any hand-made Republican candidate out of the "has beens'' 
and the "ain't beens" in that party is pitilessly sad, mildewed 
and rotten. 

Apparently the liquor round-up in California is all crum- 
pling into new lines. Wets are still wets despite the dry weather 
the State is having this season. However, the weather doesn't 
explain the irritation that has developed between the Califor- 
nia Grape Protective Association and that of the Brewers' or- 
ganization. The change of feeling has its head in the fact that 
the suggestion of the brewers to change the present form of 
"stand up" saloons to "sit down" saloons, and beer and wine 
provided only, failed to get into the spotlight in the Rominger 
bill, which will be voted on this fall, and no one can set the 
clock back. This action has put the saloon men in a bally bad 
hole, and they are kicking so hard in their new environment that 
they risk the chance of kicking the bottom from beneath them- 
selves and tumble into hades — or the next station, going down. 



District Attorney Woolwine of Los Angeles is frankly 

out to capture the nomination for governor on the Democratic 
ticket. Coming from the South, his chances are fairly good. 
Frank Heney is off again, on again; and the likelihood is that 
he will appear at the start when the siren shrieks. With the 
"Bell" Democrats playing in and out along the sidelines, there 
seems to be a deal of camouflage going on, aside from the Wool- 
wine camp. In the Republican ranks, "Black" Hayes of the 
San Jose Mercury has tossed his castor in the ring, and will use 
all the Republican planks that he can gather to brace up his 
platform, which covers everything plus junk that will help him 
to climb into office. Mayor Rolph's many friends are working 
overtime to induce him to run, but so far he has steadfastly de- 
clined to show any sign to enter the race. Recently, some big 
influences throughout the State were proffered him if he would 
run, but he declined to even consider the proposition. With 
Woolwine and Black Hayes announcing their candidacies, both 
of the big parties have initiated the campaign, which naturally 
will now begin to show more spirit and political maneuvering. 



GERMANY AT THE CLIMAX OF HER CONSTITUTIONAL 
CRISIS. 

The entry of von Payer, leader of the progressive people's 
party, into the Bundesrat precipitated the constitutional crisis 
in Germany concerning which so many forecasts fill the press 
of Paris. The Prussian "reforms" have had the effect of com- 
promising the control of the Hohenzollerns over the Bundesrat 
and this loss of constitutional balance facilitates the task of the 
Reichstag in gaining control of imperial foreign policy. Such is 
the reading of the crisis in the London Westminster Gazette 
as well as in the Paris Debats. The situation is summed up by 
the leader of Germany's conservatives, Herr von Heydebrand : 
"The majority parties in the Reichstag have taken advantage of 
the gravity of the imperial crisis to demand constitutional in- 
novations." He is striving to effect a combination of the con- 
servatives and the Roman Catholic Center with the national 
liberals in a final effort to stay the rising tide of a democracy 
which contemplates suffrage for women as well as men in 
Prussia. Prussia being the keystone of the German imperial 
constitutional edifice, as the Figaro says, the democratization 
of that country's institutions would make an end of the medie- 
val Germany which it holds responsible for the war. The issue 
is thought to be summed up most clearly in the remarks of the 
independent Socialist, Hen- Stroebel. when, in an excited de- 
bate, he told the Abgeordnetenhaus : 

"Foreign countries have a right to demand democratic guar- 
antees from Germany. Military history before the war as well 
as the ultimatum to Serbia — which, by the way. met with op- 
position in exalted German circles at the time — shows that de- 
mocratization is necessary. Foreign nations can have no faith 
in the German government so long as it finds its support in the 
present ruling classes. The German people certainly did not 
want war. The vast majority of the German army to-day would 
certainly vote for peace by agreement without annexation and 
without indemnities. The German nation is not satisfied to re- 
main the pariah of the civilized world one moment longer. The 
German nation wishes to make peace with humanity and in the 
conclusion of that peace it wishes to act in the capacity of a 
free people dealing directly with the other free peoples of the 
world. 

"Whether the war is to be carried on and for how long is not 
a matter to be decided by the general staff. It is a matter for 
the people and the people's representatives." 



4 San Francisco News Letter February 16, 1918 

H. G. Wells Speaks Out on the War Rifling the Tomb of the Savior 



Mr. H. G. Wells asks this question in the Daily Mail: "Are 
we sticking to the point?" 

"In every war there must be two sets of War Aims kept in 
mind."' he says; "we ought to know what we mean to do in the 
event of victory so complete that we can dictate what terms we 
choose, and we ought to know what, in the event of a not alto- 
gether conclusive tussle, are the minimum terms that we should 
consider justified us in a discontinuance of the tussle. 

"Now, unless our leading statesmen are humbugs, and unless 
we are prepared to quarrel with America in the interests of the 
monarchists institutions of Europe, we should, in the event of 
an overwhelming victory, destroy both the Hohenzollern and 
Hapsburg Empires, and that means, if it means anything at all 
and is not mere lying rhetoric, that we should insist upon Ger- 
many becoming free and democratic, that is to say. in effect if 
not in form republican, and upon a series of national republics. 
Polish, Hungarian, Serbo-Croation, Burgarian and the like in 
Eastern Europe — crowned republics it might be in some cases. 
but in no case too much crowned — that we should join with 
these thus liberalized Powers and with our Allies and with 
the neutrals in one great League of Nations, trading freely with 
cne another, guaranteeing each other freedom, and maintaining 
a world-wide peace and disarmament and a new reign of law 
for mankind. 

"If that is not what we are out for, then I do not understand 
what we are out for! there is dishonesty and trickery and diplo- 
macy and foolery in the struggle, and I am no longer whole- 
hearted for such a half-hearted war. If after a complete victory 
we are to bolster up the Hohenzollerns. Hapsburgs and their 
relations, set up a constellation of more cheating little subordi- 
nate kings, and reinstate that system of diplomacies and secret 
treaties and secret understandings, that endless drama of in- 
ternational threatening and plotting, that never-ending arming, 
that has led us after a hundred years of waste and muddle to 
the supreme tragedy of this war. then the world is not good 
enough for me, an I shall be glad to close my eyes upon it. 

"I am not alone in these sentiments. I believe that in writ- 
ing thus I am writing the opinion of the great mass of reason- 
able British. French, Italian. Russian and American men. I 
believe, too, that this is the desire also of great numbers of 
Germans, and that they would, if they could believe us. gladly 
set aside their present rulers to achieve this plain common good 
for mankind. 

"That, however, is a question by the way. It is not the main 
thing that I have to say here. What I have to say here is that in 
Great Britain — I will not discuss the affairs of any of our Allies 
— there are groups and classes of people, not numerous, not rep- 
resentative, but placed in high and influential positions and 
capable of free and public utterance, who are secretly and bit- 
terly hostile to this great War Aim. which inspires all the Al- 
lied peoples. 

"These people are permitted to deny — our peculiar censor- 
ship does not hamper them — loudly and publicly that we are 
fighting for democracy and world freedom; 'Tosh.' they say 
to our dead in the trenches, 'you died for a mistake'; they jeer 
at this idea of a League of Nations making an end to war, 
an idea that has inspired countless brave lads to face death 
and such pains and hardships as outdo even death itself; they 
perplex and irritate our Allies by propounding schemes for some 
precious economic league of the British Empire — that is to treat 
all 'foreigners' with a common base selfishness and stupid 
hatred — and they intrigue with the most reactionary forces in 
Russia. 

"These British reactionaries openly, and with perfect im- 
punity, represent our war as a thing as mean and shameful as 
Germany's attack on Belgium, and they do it because generos- 
ity and justice in the world is as terrible to them as dawn is to 
the creatures of the night. Our Tories blundered into this great 
war. not seeing whither it would take them. In particular it is 
manifest now by a hundred signs that they dread the fall of 
monarchy in Germany and Austria. 

"Far rather would they make the most adject surrenders to 
the Kaiser than deal with a renascent Republican Germany." 



The new religion held by the Germans was illustrated in a 
forceful manner in some of the by-products of the fall of Je- 
rusalem. The Kaiser's art collection, growing by depredations 
on the Western front, received a notable accession in the loot 
of the monstrance, set with brilliants, from the Church of the 
Holy Sepulcher. This was only part, but perhaps the most 
notable of the treasure taken from the World's Holy Place, 
which, so says the official dispatch, has "remained unmolested 
heretofore during all the centuries of Moslem occupation of 
Jerusalem."' The treasure was taken from the church by the 
Turks; but doubtless, if Berlin chooses to inform the world, 
we shall hear of "art experts" accompanying the army who 
have removed the priceless jewels of the altar "to insure their 
safety." That they would have been endangered in their age- 
long abode by the new captors of the Holy City one may judge 
from the conduct of the British forces in the storming of Beth- 
lehem. It would be interesting to hear the comments of the 
German generals, and of the German lieutenants, when they 
hear — if they ever do — that the British in Palestine are so 
little appreciative of 'military necessity' that when attacking 
the Turks they sometimes have refrained from the usual artil- 
lery preparation because it would have destroyed structures 
and sites held in reverence by considerable numbers of people. 

That must seem a reason strange indeed to the men who have 
kept up for many months an almost continuous bombardment 
of the Cathedral at Reis. partly because they themselves would 
have used it as an observation-post and partly because thus 
they could avenge reverses suffered along the Western front. 
That they would aim their guns as readily at Jerusalem or 
Bethlehem if military advantage were to be gained or hoped, 
in all probability the Germans would scorn to deny, and the 
Turkish soldiers, all more or less controlled by German officers, 
did not hesitate to invite bombardment of the sacred structures 
by firing their own cannon and machine guns from them. 

The British did not reply in kind. They preferred to win at 
greater cost for the sake of sparing the sensibilities of the fol- 
lowers of the three great religions. 

Stealing jewels was only a part of the rear-guard action, as 
we further learn from the official dispatch emanating from 
Washington and printed in the press. Before surrendering Je- 
rusalem the Turks "brutally mistreated Christian priests. Mon- 
signor Camassei, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, is said to have 
been deposed from his office, and Father Piccado, an Italian 
priest, to have died from the effects of Turkish brutalities." 
The despatch tells of indignation among the Mussulmans of 
Asia Minor over the action of a German general in establishing 
staff headquarters in the Great Mosque of the City of Aleppo, 
near the Syrian border. In explaining the associational value 
of the "Holy Treasure." the New York Times speaks of : 

"That which is of intrinsic value, from the silver fence 
erected by Constantine to enclose the grave of Adam to the 
precious gifts brought by pilgrims, and that which is vener- 
ated as 'true relics' from the 'Stone of Unction' on which the 
body of Jesus is said to have lain when it was anointed by 
Nicodemus, to pieces and nails of the cross." 

The New York Sun views these acts in the light of the new 
gospel of Kultur: 

"No commander except a Turk corrupted by Prussian over- 
lords would loot the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. If any man 
suggested to General Allenby, the conqueror of Jerusalem, that 
he should remove from the church its sacred vessels to send to 
King George, he would be expelled from the camp; if an insane 
man should gather them up and escape with them to France, or 
Italy, or Petrograd. or Japan, or to any of the other countries 
arrayed against Germany, he would be punished, and they 
would be returned." 



"People should marry their opposites." "Most people 

are convinced that they did." — Louisville Courier-Journal. 



Shears — How is it that young Scribleigh has been at- 
tending church so regularly of late? Typo — Why. he says that 
he likes to go where he is always sure of having his contribu- 
tions accepted. — The Lamb. 

Officer (to private) — What are you doing down that 

shell hole? Didn't you hear me say we were out against four 
to one? Geordie (a trade-unionist) — Ay. Aa heard you; but 
aa've killed ma fower. — Punch. 



February 16, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



FASHION'S FADS AND FRILLS 



New York shops are showing such bright-hued frocks and 
suits, the materials so gay and springlike, one almost forgets the 
cold weather we are having at the present time. It would seem 
that the very colors of the materials were doing their best to 
make us forget the gray war-cloud that hangs over us. If we 
must have clothes, let them at least be gay ! Trimmings we can 
forego, wool be sparingly used, but the example of Paris, Paris 
in war-time, has shown us clearly where our duty lies. Never 
have there been such fascinatingly simple modes. Perhaps it 
is the coquette in the woman which makes it necessary for her 
to prove she is as fascinating in calico as in velvet; perhaps the 
motive is a deeper one; at any rate there are new and becom- 
ing styles, styles that improve the appearance on account of 
their very simplicity. 

Those who are going South are, of necessity, interested in 
thin materials and summery designs, but even stay-at-homes 
must plan ahead, and are glad to do so with the many modes 
and opportunities we have to study the matter of the spring 
wardrobe carefully and at length. 

Braiding Comes to the Front. 

"The first lady of the land" is setting an example to Ameri- 
can women everywhere. At the informal teas she has once or 
twice a week, her costumes are the simplest and the most effec- 
tive. Soft crepes, crepe de Chines, or Georgette crepes are the 
favored materials for the most part, and every detail is care- 
fully studied. Braiding is effectively used on these simple 




© McCal.L 




Simple Model, Developed in Foulard 



Overblouse and Skirl of Blue Jersey 



frocks. Braiding in narrow soutache, very flat and artistically 
arranged. Sometimes there are panels on the skirt, side panels 
with large designs placed near the hem. Sometimes the waist 
has braiding on the collar, with perhaps a touch of hand embroi- 
dery to enhance the effect. We look to Washington for our ex- 
ample in things of national importance, and we find our answers 
there. 

Models for Soft Materials. 

Clingingly feminine are the new modes, so the materials 
chosen must, of necessity, be soft and clinging. Foulards, crepe 
de Chines and Japanese silks are the favorites. The designs in 
the foulards are rather more interesting than those of other 
years. The combinations of colors, too, are more artistic, for 
America has devoted much time and study to dyes, and the re- 
sults are very successful. The model illustrated here is of 
creamy yellow foulard with a Chinese-blue figure on it. The 
interesting collar, buttoning onto the belt, and the odd cuff ar- 



rangement are of the same shade of blue in heavy satin. The 
skirt is caught up in the back with two rather wide tucks to give 
the bustle effect. 

Pearls for All Occasions. 

Pearls seem to be the most precious of jewels to the woman 
of fashion. She wears them with afternoon or evening dresses, 
and with those half-way affairs suitable for the afternoon or 
evening. As a rule the strands are long, coming below the 
waistline, though the demure little necklet of olden times gives 
an attractive touch to the decollete gown. There are no more 
"ball-gowns,"' those elaborate costumes of peace-times; evening 
gowns, of the type of the dinner-gown of before the war have 
taken their places. 

The Vogue of Organdie. 

There seems to be no end to the uses of organdie. Of course, 
whole dresses are made of this crisp material, dresses for morn- 
ing, afternoon and evening, depending on the way they are 
trimmed for their place in the fashionable wardrobe. Then, 
collars, cuffs and vestees have long been made of organdie. But 
this season it has advanced a step further into the ranks of 
trimmings for more formal costumes. Combined with velvet, 
it is found on stunning afternoon and semi-evening dresses. 
Sometimes there is a fly-away sash of vivid-hue organdie on the 
sombre satin frock, the collar and cuffs repeating the color of the 
sash. Sometimes the apron tunics are of organdie. In fact, 
organdie is a material to be reckoned with this season. It comes 
in the most wonderful colors, and the other day I saw a new or- 
gandie, printed in little gingham checks, used for trimming on a 
dress for southern wear. 

Overblouses for Sports Wear. 

The dverblouse has very many possibilities. At first they 
were made of sheer materials. Georgette crepe, chiffon, voiles 
and so forth, and were worn with an appropriate skirt for the af- 
ternoon call, bridge or tea. Now that their charm and comfort- 
ableness has been discovered, they are being made for morning 
wear, both for the house and outdoor sports. Worn with a sen- 
sible skirt, it is most suitable for tennis and golf. The one il- 
lustrated here is most attractive and rather unusual, for it has 
a group of tucks under which the belt slips. The edges are 
bound with natural-colored chamois, a fitting contrast for the 
French-blue jersey used for the overblouse and skirt. The 
waist worn under an overblouse must be without frills, otherwise 
it may be as you please. 



IN THE SIDELIGHT OF WAR. 

Clarence S. Darrow. of Chicago, a leading labor propagandist 
and orator, who is backing Mr. Gompers and the Administration 
in their opposition to the Socialist Party and the "pacifists" 
who are, wittingly or unwittingly. pro-German, is a man of much 
influence in circles that are susceptible to perverted views of 
patriotism. He has figured more prominently than any other 
lawyer in the country in litigation involving the monopolistic 
tendencies and acts of capitalism, and he has a similar record 
as to giving counsel to strikers who have fought out their eco- 
nomic issues with their employers by force. Thus he was coun- 
sel for the McNamara brothers in the Los Angeles dynamite 
case. He is a caustic critic of much of contemporary society's 
politics, diplomacy, industrial system and religious belief, and 
in his writings as well as in his speeches he has gone on record 
as favoring revolution when tyranny of any sort justifies the act. 
In the legal profession in the United States he has no peer in 
radicalism. Consequently his alignment at the present time 
with the Administration in urging prosecution of the war with 
Germany on grounds defined by the President, will have a 
marked effect upon the more radical wing of labor not always 
willing to follow Mr. Gompers" lead. 

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TTT 



PL/EASUR.DS WAND JMM 



"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 



mxiv. 



English Opera Company Score Hit at Columbia. 

The Boston English Opera Company made a decided hit with 
their first night audience, and numbers of curtain calls punctu- 
ated the eight scenes. They sing in English, and their voices 
are excellent, even to the chorus, which was thoroughly male 
on the initial night; they may not boast of their pulchritude, 
but their vibrant, harmonious voices and tempo proved a de- 
lightful part in developing the Verdi score. The cast is a fin- 
ished one, both in singing and acting, and deftly balanced. 
Hazel Eden readily carried off the part of Leonora with dra- 
matic expression, her voice readily meeting all requirements 
with ease. Miss Carley, as Azucena. proved a delightful sur- 
prise both in her excellent acting and a contralto voice of dis- 
tinction. Joseph Sheehan 
has sung the part of Mau- 
rice so often throughout the 
country that his tenor seems 
to naturally pour forth its 
strains. He was given sev- 
eral ovations following 
some of his star numbers. 
Arthur Deane, as the Count, 
proved forceful, intelligent, 
dramatic, and with his re- 
sonant baritone did much in 
the prison scene to heighten 
the force of the final catas- 
trophe. The famous duo 
outside the prison proved 
such a vocal success that 
the house demanded an en- 
core, which was given. The 
costumes, staging and scen- 
ery are fresh and attractive, 
and readily strengthen the 
development of the action. 
Hans Linne. who has been 
here before in onerous duty 
in leading orchestras, car- 
ried off his bit with ease 
and perfect service. From 
the insistent applause fol- 
lowing each curtain it would 
seem that local theatre pa- 
trons were rather rabid for 
a season of opera. "The 
Bohemian Girl" will lead 

rext week. 

* * * 

"Pals Firsf at the Alcazar. 

"Pals First." which is the 
play that Charley Ruggles 
is offering to Alcazar pa- 
trons this week, began life as a book, which may account for its 
lack of dramatic integrity. 

It is extremely difficult for any poor but honest playwright 
to walk the straight and narrow plot of a book and produce a 
play of dramatic value. 

Lee Wilson Dodd is responsible for the dramatization of 
Francis Perry Eliotfs novel, and whether it was the inhibitions 
imposed by the original, or a lack of dramatic scrupulousness. 
I cannot say. but the fact remains that "Pals First" is a mighty 
entertaining play if one puts one's conscience to sleep and minds 
not a whit that insufficient motive is established for the action 
of the hero. 

"Pals First" belongs to the new school of mystery plays. 
Through a prologue and three acts the audience believes that 
an audacious crook is impersonating a young Southerner alleged 
to have been buried at sea, after an unsuccessful voyage in 
search of health. The young crook, and the elderly and lovable 
old rogue who travels with him. apparently blunder into the 
situation. The resourcefu crook seems to find it much to his 




Albert Rappaport, the Russian tenor. 
Rite Auditorium, Sunday l 



liking and his talents, until his heart interest in a girl put a 
cramp in his style. 

At the end of the last act the plot turns a handspring and 
discloses the fact that the crook is not masquerading. He is 
really the master of the household and the situation. He al- 
lowed a runaway prisoner to take his berth and die at sea, and 
has concealed his identity for two years and allowed every one 

to think that he was missing because 

Well, that is the question which is not satisfactorily an- 
swered. It is not to prove the loyalty of the girl he left behind, 
for he has really been in communication with her. The regen- 
eration of the old rogue is not sufficient. The only reason given 
is that he wants to test his cousin Hal, who proves his utter 

worthlessness. but Hal is 
not a big enough factor in 
his life to make this test 
necessary. 

However, while we insist 
that the motive is not estab- 
lished, and therefore the 
finale loses the punch of 
some of the more cleverly 
worked out mystery plays 
that we have had. the play 
itself, up till that time. 
never for a mcmert loses 
the interest of the audience. 
Charley Ruggles ard A. 
Burt Wesner carry the load 
of the play. Wesner is the 
surprise of the production. 
Always capable, in the role 
of Dominie, the old dere'ict 
who went crocked in spite 
of early advantages and 
higher education, he does 
character bits that deserve 
more than the measured 
praise usually meted out to 
stock actors. It is a fre 
piece of work, full of de'i- 
cate shading, and as good 
a piece of actirg as I have 
seen in many a moon of 
playgoing. 

Ruggles fits into the part 
of the hero without a wrin- 
kle. He has the bright 
buoyancy of youth that 
shines, even when it seems 
to be traveling in the dark, 
and shrugs its shoulders at 
all obstacles. He endears 
himself to the audience as a crook, and the reformers who have 
decided between acts just how his conversion to righteousness 
shall be made, are almost disappointed when he is disclosed as 
an upright young person masquerading as a crook. 

Dorothy Webb plays the part of the girl. My opinion of Miss 
Webb might be expressed in a paraphrase of Lincoln's recom- 
mendation of a book — "Those who like that kind of actress will 
find that kind of actress what they like." I cannot believe that 

there are many who like them so sticky sweet. 

* * * 

Eighth Pop Concert an Extraordinary Success. 

The eighth pop symphony concert proved a record breaker, 
the house was sold out. and people turned away from the box 
office. Pure music, masterly directorship, patriotism and an at- 
mosphere of keen delight carried the occasion, and carried it 
with tense spirit. Director Hertz elected to stake the day on 
the selected scores of two masters of music. Wagner and 
Tschaikowsky, and the packed audience bore out his selections 
by lavish applause and recalls. The Wagner selections were: 



who will be heard at the Scottish 
fternoon, February 24th. 



February 16, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



Introduction to Act III, "Lohengrin;'' Klingsor's Magic Garden 
and the Flower Maidens, "Parsifal;'' Siegfried's Rhine Jour- 
ney, "Gotterdammerung;" Prelude and Love Death, "Tristan 
and Isolde;" Entrance of the Gods into Walhalla, "Rhinegold." 
The Tschaikowsky offerings were : "Nutcracker Suite,'' Op. 
71. with its miniature overture and six dance movements; 
theme and variations, suite 3, and overture, "The Year 1912." 
These rich and pure music gems of the two great composers 
seemed incomparably stronger in depth, breadth and fervor, 
when supported and massed by other scores; at least, there 
was a more compelling magnetic force in their sympathetic ren- 
dition, a force that kept the big audience a-key with musical 
delight. Director Hertz and his finely trained orchestra put 
their heart and soul into their work, and won sustained enthu- 
siasm. To crown the occasion, the final number, "The Year 
1912." provocative of Liberty in the old country, stirred the 
old emigrants present to such high spirit of patriotism that the 
overture ended in a wild burst of cheers. All of which seemed 
quite natural with the final number of this extraordinary eighth 
pop concert. 

* * * 

Orpheum Full of Best Bets. 

The Orpheum bill for 
this week carries more than 
the usual tonnage of best 
bets. 

The payroll would prove 
the identity of the head- 
liner, but if the burden of 
proof rests with the audi- 
ence and applause is token 
of its verdict, then all the 
performers are about equal- 
ly guilty. For each number 
gets full measure of appre- 
ciation, with a few more 
curtain calls for Emma Ca- 
ms, but enough to put all 
the others in happy frame 
of mind. 

For example, Stan Stan- 
ley, "the bouncing fellow. ' 
and his relatives are with 
us again, and Stanley is 
once more displaying his 
versatility and bouncing his 
way into favor. It is not 
many months since the 
Stanleys were with us, and 
the act is still cut after the 
identical pattern, but i.i 
spite of that fact the audi- 
ence take fresh interest in 
its well known vagaries. 

Harry Beresford and 
company have a little play 
called "Mind Your Own 
Business.'' which is rather 
better than the usual play- 
let, and yet not so good as 
we might have expected 
from the authors of "Turn 
to the Right." However the 
audience is not critical of it. 
and it gives Mr. Beresford 
an opportunity to play the 
nice character part of a 
doddering old dear who pre- 
fers gardening and his wife 

to the exclusion of all else, but is forced to assume the part of 
a he-devil to straighten out the family affairs of his married 
daughter, who is a "jealous cat." Beresford is a good actor, 
and does the role admirably. 

Ruth Roye. who is billed as "Vaudeville"s Youngest Come- 
dienne." is an amazingly clever young person, who does not 
rely on the prodigy of youth to carry her work. She has un- 
usual personality, and a unique way of singing her songs, and 
the boy in the aisle gallery seat who nearly fell out of his chair 
with interest remarked "that that kid would go far." For orac- 




WIM Cressy and Blanch* Dayne. Next Week at the Orpheum 



ular utterance look not to critics, but to such as these ! 

John Hyams and Leila Mclntyre have a playlet called "May- 
bloom," which gives Miss Mclntyre a chance to sing very pret- 
tily, and to look very pretty, and besides there is a plot to the 
thing which the audience liked. 

Felix Bernard and Eddie Janis are youthful musicians who 
play the piano and violin with commendable talent. Stuart 
Barnes, the popular singing comedian, the Valanova troupe of 
gypsy singers, and Apdale's zoological circus, complete the un- 
usual bill. 

* * * 

"The Bride Shop" at Pantages. 

"The Bride Shop" is the condensed musical comedy kind of 
thing that loses none of its sparkle by condensation. Perhaps 
the reason is to be found in the unusual lavish staging which is 
provided as a background, the extravagance of the costuming, 
the number of singers and dancers, and the quality of perform- 
ers who wend their accustomed way through the dazzle of it all. 
It is said to be the most ambitious musical comedy ever sent 
over any vaudeville circuit, and the producers are rewarded by 
genuine appreciation. There are pretty girls galore, and their 

costumes are the last stitch 
in spectacularly effective 
clothes. Eddie Vogt, to 
whose talents are entrusted 
the comedy high spots, gets 
the requisite laughs out of 
the audience to prove that 
he is worthy of his hire. 

The Pantages audiences, 
which have been trained to 
appreciate tabloid musical 
comedy, by the number of 
excellent productions of 
that sort which have been 
sent over the circuit, are 
naturally not missing any 
of the good points of "The 
Bride Shop.'' 

Rodriguez, a slack wire 
performer; Flo and Ollie 
Walters, song and dance 
artists; Jack Kennedy in a 
comedy by Willard Mack; 
Tom Kelly, bubbling over 
with Irish stories; and 
Bobby Tremaine in costume 
songs, complete an excel- 
lent program. 

* » * 

Auditorium. — The Mac- 
Dowell Festival, planned 
for the first concert of the 
second series by the San 
Francisco Municipal Or- 
chestra, Thursday night. 
February 28th, will be the 
f'rst festival concert com- 
posed exclusively of Ameri- 
can compositions ever given 
in the West. Naturally, 
the greater portion of the 
concert will be of compo- 
sitions by Edward A. Mac- 
Dowell. the greatest musi- 
cian this nation has yet pro- 
duced. Frederick G. Schil- 
ler, director of the Munici- 
pal Orchestra, will strive in 
this program to give Americans a real musical reason for a 
patriotic preference for their own music. Mrs. MacDowell will 
be soloist. 

(Theatrical Advance Announcements on Page 12) 



"Do you think that a man in politics ought to tell the 

truth on all occasions?" "No." replied Senator Sorghum; "a 
man who is in a position to know the truth on all occasions is 
usually surrounded with gTeat precautions against his telling 
anything at all." — Washington Star. 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 16. 1918 




"The Shining Heights." 

That courage is not to be measured alone by acts of physical 
bravery is the controlling thought in "The Shining Heights,'' by 
I. A. R. Wylie. Indeed, the contrast the author draws between 
the physically courageous man and the morally courageous man 
is rather to the disadvantage of the former. That, of course, is 
not extraordinary, for custom has long decreed that the outward 
manifestation of courage is the performance of a brave act. By 
that canon, Peter Harding, the hero of the story, is not a brave 
man. He evades military service in England (this is a post- 
war story) and shuns other dangers in order to avoid jeopardiz- 
ing the success of scientific research, on which he has long 
concentratetd all his energies. Thus he earns the contempt and 
enmity of a man who has won the Victoria cross on the Flan- 
ders battlefields. But Harding believes he is on the right road 
to the discovery of a cure for consumption. His investigations 
and experiments, like those of his dead father, are daring and 
revolutionary. Like the latter, whose work he takes up when 
death claims the older man. Harding resolutely endures pov- 
erty, foregoes all relaxation for years, and bears in silence the 
opposition and jeers of the medical profession. 

$1.50 net. John Lane Company. 

* » * 

"Natural Taxation." 

The late Charles B. Fillebrown. who devoted years of service 
and a considerable fortune to the cause of the single tax, has 
left in "The Principles of Natural Taxation," published shortly 
before his death, one of the most satisfactory popular volumes 
which has yet appeared in exposition and championship of the 
doctrines with which the name of Henry George is most promi- 
nently associated. This volume is a revision and enlargement 
of "A Single Tax Handbook for 1913." Part I is given to brief 
sketches of the lives and economic teachings, related histori- 
cally to the development of the single tax — or natural taxation 
— doctrine of Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Patrick Edward 
Dove, Edwin Burgess. Sir John MacDonnell. Henry George, 
Rev. Dr. Edward McGlynn and Thomas G. Shearman. Mr. 
Fillebrown particularly urges attention to the writings of this 
last named, which he correctly holds have not received the con- 
sideration which they deserve. 

$1.50 net. McClurg. Publisher. 

» » » 

Lincoln in the Kitchen. 

In the new and growing city it was sometimes difficult to get 
and keep a maid. At such times Mr. Lincoln would help freely 
in the kitchen. On coming from his office he would take off his 
coat, put on a large blue apron, and do whatever was needed. 
At such times the family used sometimes to eat in the kitchen. 
Happening in. my mother was once invited to share in a kitchen 
luncheon, and vividly remembers Mr. Lincoln's large figure 
against the kitchen wall. To him the matter of food was always 
one of comparative indifference. When called to meals he came 
when he was ready, and seemed never just ready to come. Mr. 
Lincoln was not a garden man. and my mother does not recall 
ever seeing a hoe or tool in his hand, except once when he was 
sawing wood in the back yard. — From "Lincoln as a Neighbor.'' 
by Philip W. Ayres. in the American Review of Reviews for 
February, 1918. 

* « • 

In February Nautilus (Holyoke. Mass.). a leading article is 
"New Thought for the Executive," by Frank Andrews Fall. 
Litt. D.. Bursar of New York University. If you are an execu- 
tive in business, in the home, or in social work, you will see he 
has caught the spirit and the motive, as well as the method of 
the executive. Incidentally he tells of more than one nationally 
known executive who employs New Thought. Another feature 
of February Nautilus is "Personal Experiences of New Thought 
Practitioners," the first article of which is written by one of the 
most experienced and successful practitioners in America, who. 
because of the nature of the article, writes under the nom de 
plume Helen Goodspead. 



Omit the Battle of Jutland, and for three years there has been 
no naval activity worth the name, save what the enemy has con- 
ducted against the Allies by his submarines. What, then, does 
all this talk of sea power mean ? Has the submarine made the 
surface ship obsolete? Is there only one form of sea force left? 
Is there no answer to that sea force? Is there no means by 
which, if the submarine cannot be defeated at sea. it can be 
utterly destroyed by the obliteration or seizure of its bases? 
Are the German harbors impregnable? Has no one a policy? 
A strategy of attack. 

We come to the final question, can the submarine be dealt 
with once and for all by using our vast battleship strength to 
destroy and seize the German harbors? Is not this that for- 
ward, aggressive plan of strategy which impartial English crit- 
ics and ardent American naval minds have for so long urged 
upon the British Admiralty? — March Metropolitan. 

• • • 

John Galsworthy, whose novel "Beyond" was one of the 

"biggest sellers" of the season, was included in the list of New 

Year Honors bestowed on a number of Britons for war services 

of various kinds and in recognition of work in art and literature. 

The rank of Knighthood was offered Mr. Galsworthy, but he 

declined the honor. — Scribner's. 

» * • 

The Century Company announces the forthcoming publication 
of "Donald Thompson in Russia." being letters home from a 
free lance newspaper photographer and moving picture man 
who spent months going up and down the Russian fighting front 
and in Petrograd during the revolution. 



IN TOUCH WITH THE WAR ZONE. 

George Washington had but five Cabinet officers, a Secretary 
of State, a Secretary of the Treasury, a Secretary of War, a 
Postmaster-General, and an Attorney-General. A Secretary of 
the Navy was added under John Adams, a Secretary of the In- 
terior under Taylor, a Secretary of Agriculture under Cleveland, 
and a Secretary of Commerce and Labor under Roosevelt. Un- 
der Wilson, in 1913. the duties of the Department of Commerce 
and Labor were separated and assigned to two Cabinet officials. 
It is not difficult to see that the transformation of one bureau 
post into a governmental department might constitute a prece- 
dent which would lead to an almost unlimited multiplication 

of Cabinet officers. 

* * * 

William H. Spencer of New York City, who has lived in Ar- 
gentina for three years and traveled much throughout South 
American countries, warns the newspapers and people of the 
United States to be on their guard against sensational stories 
of troubles in that part of the world. The Germans are seek- 
ing to bring about a "break" between Argentina and Brazil, for 
example, and the governing officials in both countries under- 
stand this. Hence reports that these countries are on the point 
of clashing are not credited by Mr. Spencer, who has only lately 
come from Brazil. Every effort is being made by Germans to 
discredit the United States in Brazil and Argentina, and a pam- 
phlet offered for sale by newsboys in Buenos Aires is is one of 

the evidences of that activity. 

» * * 

How little foundation there is for the theory that in proposing 
a discussion of peace terms between Austria and the United 
States. Count Czernin showed some disposition to break away 
from Germany, is indicated by Theodor Wolff's declaration in 
the Berlin Tageblatt that this step was "undoubtedly taken in 

agreement with the German government." 

* • • 

Germany will discuss Russian territory only with Russia, 
Ukrainian territory only with the Ukraine. Polish territory only 
with Austria. French territory only with France. Belgium terri- 
tory only with itself, and Alsace-Lorraine not at all. The allies 

will have several questions to discuss with Germany. 

* * * 

Revolutions are made by young men. according to the world's 
experience. The average age of the members of the all-Russian 
congress of soldiers and workmen's councils in Petrograd re- 
cently was less than 30 years. 

* * * 

Director General McAdoo is sure to make mistakes, but no 
one will be in a hurry to denounce his general order No. 6 
against railroad lobbyists, political agents and free passes. 



February 16, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



SLACKERS BEHIND THE LINES. 

If. for example, it be true that beet-sugar growers have been 
allowed by the sugar factories a price insufficient to encourage 
production while nevertheless the factories have 1 charged an 
enormous profit, drastic interference by the government is de- 
manded. In exceptional cases it may be necessary to fix prices 
alike to producer and consumer. But the far-reaching damage 
due (among other causes) to imprdperly low price-fixing seems 
to have been established by the local experience of milk scar- 
city and the general experience of coal scarcity during the last 
few months. And very grave damage has been caused by gov- 
ernmental refusal to encourage or to profit by the offers of the 
owners of certain steel, chemical, gun and munitions plants. If 
the business man does not do well at this time, hold him to a 
strict account; if he shows himself an eager and efficient part- 
ner of the nation, treat him as such a partner deserves to be 
treated. 

The highest type of American workman now regards himself 
as Uncle Sam's partner in the war, and is rendering literally in- 
valuable service. Treat him as an invaluable partner, to be 
honored as such; and let the government see that he gets the 
biggest wage compatible with the business concern's continuing 
to do rapid, efficient and reasonably profitable work. Here in 
Philadelphia last spring I attended a meeting of the Railroad 
Brotherhoods, and never did I listen to more sincere and more 
disinterested patriotism, or to sounder common sense; it made 
me proud to be a fellow-citizen of the men who spoke. 

But wage workers are no more all good than are capitalists. 
Let the government see that high wages are given to, and good 
living conditions provided for, the men who do Uncle Sam's 
work ; and let it insist that big work be done for the big wage, 
that a first-class job be done by the man who gets first-class 
pay. The workman who at this time skimps his job comes in 
the same class with the man who makes big profit out of the 
sufferings of others. 

In the present number of the Sunset Monthly of San Fran- 
cisco there is an article by Mr. Walter V. Woehlke alleging facts 
about the war-time acts of labor in the Pacific Coast shipyards, 
which, if true, amount to deliberate betrayal of the nation while 
at war. This article, coming as it does from a responsible 
source, demands immediate governmental investigation, and the 
conditions ought also to be investigated by the big patriotic 
labor unions; for if the allegations are true the conduct com- 
plained of is intolerable. The Railroad Brotherhoods at the 
gathering I attended last spring announced that during the war 
no rules should be enforced which in any way interfered with 
the maximum efficiency of their work during war time; and we 
in this country should adopt the principle laid down by the 
Lloyd George ministry in England, that during the war no Trade 
Union rule or practice should be allowed to limit or hamper pro- 
duction. 

We must demand that the government do, and we ourselves 
must individually and collectively do, everything possible to 
make ready our vast strength at the earliest moment and to use 
it with the utmost efficiency. Any needless delay is criminal. 
Any failure due to negligence or malfeasance or indifference to 
duty is a crime against the nation. The slacker back of the line 
is an odious and contemptible creature. The sordid profiteer, 
the sleepy official, the anarchist and inciter to disorder are each 
and all engaged in stabbing the American soldier in the back. 
— Theodore Roosevelt in March Sunset. 



-Would a marine on a U-boat be called a submarine? 



ZULOAGA PAINTINGS TO BE SHOWN AT PALACE OF 
FINE ARTS. 

The most important "one-man exhibition"' ever held on the 
Pacific Coast will soon open in the Palace of Fine Arts, where 
preparations are now being made for the installation of the great 
collection of paintings by Ignacio Zuloaga. the celebrated con- 
temporary Spanish painter. The collection, which will be dis- 
played February 16 — March 15, was organized and brought 
to America under the auspices of Mrs. Philip M. Lydig, and is 
being shown in San Francisco through the kind offices and guar- 
antee of Mr. Charles Templeton Crocker. The exhibition is 
retrospective in character, including early examples of the art- 
ist's work, which help to show his development. It comprises 
forty-two canvases, several of which are so large that they have 
to be taken off the stretchers and rolled for transportation. 
Every phase of Zuloaga's artistic activity is represented here — 
with striking figure pieces, daring nudes, great groups, as well 
as portraits and landscapes, all colored with his peculiarly dis- 
tinctive Spanish point of view. 



THE VICTORIA MEMORIAL. 

At the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, last evening, a well at- 
tended public meeting of persons of British birth and others 
was held for the purpose of inaugurating a new movement 
known as the "Victoria Memorial." Its objects are, first of all, 
to assist in providing housing accommodations for eligible de- 
pendents of, and also for, invalided soldiers and sailors of 
British birth or descent, who, being residents of California, 
serve at the war fronts with the American or British forces on 
land or sea. 

After the war, the Victoria Memorial will be continued in per- 
petuity as a home of rest, for eligible aged women and men who 
may no longer be able to successfully compete in life's struggle. 
Some sanitarium features will be added, to accommodate other 
persons from hospitals as well as from their own sick rooms. 

The Victoria Memorial in California has been under consid- 
eration for twenty years or more, but it was not until more re- 
cent years that a site in the beautiful Napa Valley was selected 
as its future possible home. Some forty acres of beautiful, 
wooded land near St. Helena has just been donated as a first 
installment towards the Memorial, by G. Alexander Wright, a 
former British officer, but now an American citizen. 

The movement is intended to be strictly democratic in char- 
acter, and entirely free from any suggestion of charity or 
patronage. 



REGISTRATIONS AT HOTEL CLARK, LOS ANGELES. 

Recently registered guests at the well known Hotel Clark. 
Los Angeles, from this city, included : Mr. Edward Taylor. Mr. 
Charles M. Conlin. Mr. F. W. Trounce, Mr. B. F. Rorar. L. W. 
Smith. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harrison. Charles L. Rodolph, 
Charles Searls. W. Nelson. H. H. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
O. Riggs. W. R. Fountain, D. E. Harris. Charles J. York, James 
E. Fickett and wife. Miss A. Touiaun. Mrs. R. F. Brown, Mr. 
and Mrs. George Hood, R. C. Mewman. T. W.Wright. Ben 
Schloss and wife. Carl Edey. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Greene. Mrs. 
Don C. Charles, Ernst F. Hall. H. F. Bakemeyr. Wm. J. Mc- 
Keon. Mrs. E. M. Shendam. A. W. Portet and wife, T. Waren- 
berg. J. J. Bornstein. J. J. Donohue. W. R. Bert. E. H. Shoer- 
naker, Mr. and Mrs. Guy W. Brooks. N. E. Haynes, C. C. White 
and wife. C. A. Green. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 16, 1918 




Ball a Gastronomic Bout. 

The Mardi Gras ball can now be written in the past tense, and 
unadorned by extravagant praise, it is laid away in the memory. 

The Children's Hospital is richer by the many thousands 
profit, but social history is not enriched by the ball, which in 
comparison to other Mardi Gras balls was a "slow" affair. 

Perhaps it was altogether in keeping with the solemn mood 
of the country that, try as it would, the city could not repeat 
the laughter, care-free affairs of former years. 

As a ball, it set no new record for merry-making. As a gas- 
tronomic endurance test it was the most complete and success- 
ful affair ever recorded in the annals of society. 

The eating began at seven, when dinner was served to the 
various groups who foregathered in one place or another to pass 
the hours preceding the grand march in the pleasant pursuit of 
disposing of choice viands. 

Instead of boxes there were tables in the ball room, and of 
course much eating and more drinking punctuated the swirling 
hours of the dance. 

When morning came, congenial little groups said: "Oh. let's 
have breakfast." and out at the beach, or to one of the all-night 
"coffee-and" places whirling taxicabs carried their loads of gay 
masqueraders. who had acquired so much momentum as eaters 
they simply couldn't slow down. 

© © © 

Expensive and Patriotic Food. 

Now it does not be-Hoover the most conscientious food con- 
servationist to rise in wrath and deliver a sermon. For the food 
consumed was for the most part of the variety rich and ex- 
pensive which is not on the tabu list. Pheasants and squab 
turkeys, oysters and mushrooms, and other dainties fit to feed 
the descendants of Lucullus, but not fit to feed the boys in the 
trenches, were written large on the dinner menus. 

Mrs. Templeton Crocker, who entertained at the largest and 
most elaborate private dinner preceding the ball, gave strict or- 
ders to the chefs that none of the food regulations should be 
bent, much less broken! But she gave them carte blanche to 
scour the larders where viands not marked "forbidden" were 
kept, and so although the breadstuffs had the requisite amount 
of rice flour, and the sugar barrel was scarcely touched, it was 
a wonderful feast. The breast of a pheasant imprisoned in a 
steaming glass conservatory, makes it a simple matter to fore- 
go salt pork! It does not take magnificent renunciation nor 
stern self-control to look unweepingly at the crisp turned edges 
of broiled oysters which were wont to move in the same set as 
bacon, but are now divorced by all patriots. The things that 
the kitchen artists do to oysters in their baconless days are so 
varied and so successful that only a pro-German could com- 
plain. 

Every course at Mrs. Templeton Crocker's dinner was a gas- 
tronomic triumph, and could be eaten without fear of indiges- 
tion born of patriotic scruples. 

© © © 

Templeton Crocker Among Missing. 

Mrs. Crocker, by the way, was one of the most interesting 
figures at the ball. The usual Chinese costume is bromidic in 
these parts, but Mrs. Crocker's headdress, with strings of beads 
hanging over her face, was unique even to our eyes, accus- 
tomed to the usual Chinese decoration as we meet it in China- 
town. Her costume was a priceless Chinese relic, and gorgeous 
in spite of the fact that the colors had been softened by the 
centuries. 

Templeton Crocker is always counted on to furnish one of 
the thrills of the ball, but this year he is in the East, doing vol- 
unteer war work, and therefore could not furnish the accustomed 
sensation. Several years ago the Crockers gave a magnificent 
Oriental ball, and they both wore the costumes at the Mardi 
Gras with which they had dazzled the guests at their ball. Up 
till that time very few men had had the courage to do the ex- 
treme in the picturesque line, and Templeton Crocker set a new 



example. His own costume of an Oriental Prince was largely 
made of walnut stain, for the back was naked to the waist line. 
I remember that the committee tried to make him take the 
prize, but he refused it before they had a chance to make the 
public announcement — in fact, both Mr. and Mrs. Templeton 
Crocker have always announced to the committee that they were 
on no account to be awarded the prizes. 
© © © 

No Award — No Contention. 

This year the spirit of economy prompted the elimination of 
prizes, and while no one has ever cared anything about them 
since the old days when the jewelry stores donated really hand- 
some things, nevertheless there was a little excitement missing, 
a slight flattening out of interest in the costumes when it be- 
came self-evident that there was to be no award. There is 
never unanimity of opinion on such a subject, and the verdict 
of the judges always carried in its wake animated discussion, 
and good-natured difference of opinion vibrated like a tonic to 
the air. As a matter of fact, there were not nearly so many 
striking costumes as usual at the ball. There was a preponder- 
ance of evening dress, with a few supplemental touches to get 
them into the picture of a fancy dress ball, and while evening 
dresses thus camouflaged, can get by, they never are exciting 
at a masquerade. There were a number who did not even go 
through the motions of making their clothes perform like mas- 
querade costumes. 

© © © 

Mrs. Drown a Chiffon Columbia. 

The pageant itself was a beautiful and dignified procession 
of the Allies, and Mrs. Willard Drown as Columbia looked as 
Columbia seldom looks in these days of resplendent stage Co- 
lumbias. but she was none the less lovely and convincing. In- 
stead of the glittering stage Columbia in sequins and spangles, 
she wore floating chiffons. Not one of the Allies has cause to 
complain at the impersonations of the society matrons and belles 
who represented them. They were all lovely, and seemed trans- 
figured with the faith of the Allies. 
© © © 

Mrs. Downey Harvey Studying Music. 

Friends in New York write me that Mrs. Downey Harvey is 
studying music, and for those who know Mrs. Harvey's musical 
procrastination, this is a real bit of news. She is one of the 
genuinely talented members of the smart set, but has not seri- 
ously applied herself for years. She has a lovely voice, and. 
that rare gift for women, ability to whistle in a manner that 
would get her on any first class vaudeville circuit. 

Mrs. Harvey is doing voice work with one of the big New 

York teachers, and her friends here are much interested in her 

progress. 

© © © 

Dean Witter Marries. 

There was a great flutter in the younger set over the news of 

Dean Witter's marriage to a Spokane belle. Young Witter is one 

of the eligible young bachelors who has been much in demand 

by the most fastidious of matchmaking mothers, and girls prone 

to go on fishing expeditions have never avoided the riffles in 



OPENING NEXT SATURDAY 

FEBRUARY I6TH TO MARCH I5TH INCLUSIVE 

SPECIAL EXHIBITION 

PAINTINGS BY 

IGN A CIO Z ULOAGA 

THE CELEBRATED SPANISH PAINTER 

THE PALACE OF FINE ARTS 

Daily Including Sunday 10 A. M. to 5 P. M. 

ADMISSION TO THIS EXHIBITION 25 CTS. 

($ All other Galleries in the Building open Free to the Public 

as usual. 
<J Over 400,000 Persons have visited the Palace of Fine Arts 

in twenty months. 
TEN IMPORTANT COLLECTIONS NOW ON VIEW FREE 



February 16, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



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which he moved. Moreover, his attentions to several belles 
have at one time or another given substance to the rumor that 
he was falling from the ways of bachelorhood and getting out 
toward the matrimonial waters. But the rumor always went 
a-glimmering. and then young Witter enlisted and was sent 
North. Almost immediately came the news of his marriage to 
the Northern belle whom he met, proposed to, and married ac- 
cording to the speed limit laws established by Cupid in these 
days of army regulations. The entire affair, including their 
first introduction, was consummated in less time than it takes 
a month to go around its allotted space on the calendar. Con- 
gratulations and good wishes are being sent North by the wide 
circle of friends young Witter had here. He was one of those 
greatly missed at the Mardi Gras ball the other night, for he 
has several times been a courtier in the pageants of the various 
Queens who have ruled over the balls. 



embroidered in Oriental design, with an imposing head-dress 
in vivid colors. More than a dozen other gorgeous Chinese 
costumes were the center of great admiration, a number of 
these having been purchased from the large assortment im- 
ported specially by Sing Fat & Company. 



Registrations at the Hotel Plaza. 

The steady increase in the number of guests from all parts 
of the world who patronize the excellent and conveniently lo- 
cated Hotel Plaza is indicated in the following list of some of 
the recent arrivals : Mr. and Mrs. Graham, Seattle ; J. R. Her- 
mann and wife, San Francisco; B. S. Crammer and daughter, 
Oroville ; Miss G. E. Terwilliger, San Rafael ; Mr. and Mrs. E. 
T. Peffer, Stockton; M. Rapp, Denver; Lt. J. B. Null and wife, 
Camp Fremont; D. R. Whitney and wife. Santa Rosa; Mr. and 
Mrs. M. A. Johnson, Lafayette, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. R. L 
Bridges, Canton, O. ; Dr. T. P. Brennan, U. S. N., Goat Island ; 
Miss M. Duff, San Francisco; Mrs. Noble Lovering, Weaver- 
ville; Lt. W. S. Dolliver, Presidio; Chaplain S. D. Rice and 
wife, U. S. A. ; L. E. McLean, U. S. N. ; Lt. Clark R. Giles. San 
Francisco; Mrs. I. Butler, Sacramento; Mr. and Mrs. B. L. 
Sharpe, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Wilson, Santa Cruz; G. K. King. 
Red Bluff; Miss Laura M. Burtt, Oakland; Mrs. M. E. Barry. 
Palo Alto; J. E. Mabee and wife, Sacramento; A. J. Burries, 
Los Angeles; M. L. Page and wife, San Rafael; E. A. Erick- 
son and wife, Los Angeles; Dorothy Madison, Berkeley; Cath- 
arine N. Terkelain, Portland; R. J. Crayun and wife. Camp Fre- 
mont; Janet M. Brighton, Salt Lake City; Mr. and Mrs. H. G. 
McMillen, Oakland; Harry G. Wilson, Buffalo. New York; Lt. 
M. J. Holloway, Palo Alto; Miss M. A. Lynn. Miss Ethel. Sac- 
ramento; Miss F. Latham. Modesto; Misses N. and A. Hum- 
burg, San Jose; Mrs. L. R. Wiley, Groveland; Mr. and Mrs. J. 
H. Evans, Los Angeles; I. J. Tinbhan, San Jose; Mrs. B. 
Schulze, Lodi; H. G. Stelling and wife. Sunnyvale; Major F. W. 
Loughran, U. S. A. 

© ® © 
Mrs. A. B. Spreckels' Report on War Aid Work. 

The report of moneys sent to Belgium and France by the 
Commission for Aide Civil et Military Belgium and France, 
during the year 1917, as reported by Mrs. A. B. Spreckels, sec- 
retary and treasurer of the Commission, Pacific Division, is as 
follows: Sent to Aide Civil et Militaire Beige. June, 1917. 
$684.96; Sent to Queen Elizabeth, for Aide Civile Result of Loie 
Fuller's Belgian Lecture, $375; Sent to Queen Elizabeth, result 
of Superfluity Shop, sent in December. $1,000; Sent to Madam 
Poincaire, result of Superfluity sales. December, $1,000; Total, 
$3,059.96. 

Aside from this money contributions, large quantities of cloth- 
ing for adults and children were shipped, together with various 
canned goods, pilot bread, evaporated milk, tobacco, etc., and 
a Packard automobile. 

© © © 

Mrs. Anna Johnson was hostess this week at a very pretty 
luncheon at the Fairmont. Her guests were Mesdames H. 
Johanson. L. Lundstrom. E. Nelson, F. E. Bernstein. M. Gross, 
G. Wise, E. Lindroth. L Call. H. Kuetemeyer. A. Kleinmeyer. 
B. Dietrick, E. M. Petterson. A. Seabohm. O. Lind. H. Rund- 
berg. Miss Emma Ek. 

© © © 

Fantastic, unique costumes dotted the regular big annual 
Mardi Gras ball, this week, but by far the most attractive and 
bizarre costumes worn on this memorable occasion were the 
glowing, rich and beautiful gowns and robes of China. There 
were a number of royal costumes of that character, and all of 
them attracted great attention, especially that of Mrs. Temple- 
ton Crocker, a magnificent costume of Mandarin pattern, the 
coat of dark blue and the skirt of dark red. both elaborately 



THE CAPTIVE SHIPS AT MANILA. 

Our keels are furred with tropic weed that clogs the crawling 

tides, 
And scarred with crust of salt and rust that gnaws our idle 
sides; 

And little junks they come and go. 

And ships they sail at dawn; 
And all the outbound winds that blow 
They call us to be gone. 
As yearning to the lifting seas our gaunt flotilla rides, 
Drifting aimless to and fro. 
Sport of every wind a-blow, 
Swinging to the ebb and flow 
Of lazy tropic tides. 

And once we knew the clean seaways to sail them pridefully; 
And once we met the clean sea winds and gave them greeting 
free; 

And honest craft, they spoke us fair. 

Who'd scorn to speak us now; 
And little craft, they'd not beware 
To cross a German bow 
When yet the flag of Germany had honor on the sea. 
And now, of all that seaward fare. 
What ship of any port is there 
But would dip her flag to a black corsair 
Ere she'd signal such as we ! 

Yet we are ribbed with Norseland steel and fleshed with Viking 

pine, 
That's fashioned of the soil which bred the hosts of Charle- 
magne ; 

And clad we are with rusting pride 

Of stays and links and plates 
That lay within the mountain side 
Where Barbarossa waits — 
The mighty Frederick thralled in sleep, held by the ancient 
sign, 

While yet the ravens circle wide 
Above that guarded mountain side. 
Full fed with carrion from the tide 
Of swinish red rapine! 

Oh. we have known the German men when German men were 

true. 
And we have borne the German flag when honor was her due ; 
But sick we are of honest scorn 
From honest merchantmen — 
The winds they call us to be gone 
Down to the seas again — 
Down to the seas where waves lift white and gulls sheer in the 
blue, 

Shriven clean of our blood-bought scorn 
By a foeman's flag — ay. proudly borne! — 
Cleaving out in the good red dawn — 
Out again to the blue! 

— Dorothy Paul. 



The fate of the Russian revolution is said to be wrapped 

up in the success of the Bolsheviki. That being the case, the 
yellow press of this country might as well repeat their old un- 
reliable "special despatches" that the Czar and his eldest 
daughter have escaped to America, and are now living in retire- 
ment at Milpitas. 



The great man had just written his name. and. as befits 

the great, more or less illegibly, in the hotel register, and was 
making his way to the elevator. "I beg your pardon, sir." said 
the clerk, "but may I ask your name?" "My name?" shouted 
the great man; "why. haven"t I just written it in the register?" 
"You have." said the clerk, "and that's just what has aroused my 
curiosity."' — Ex. 



12 San Francisco News Letter 

Theatrical Advance Announcements 



February 16, 1918 



Scottish Rite Auditorium. — A song recital of unusual interest 
is announced by Albert Rappaport, a Russian tenor of renown, 
at the Scottish Rite Auditorium. Sunday afternoon. February 
24th, at half-past two. This singer, who has sung with success 
in his native land. Austria and Germany, has appeared upon 
both the operatic and concert stages, but he has never been 
heard publicly in San Francisco before, except at clubs and 
for charity. His voice is described as being exceedingly sweet, 
of excellent quality and well cultivated, and his program in- 
cludes a variety of compositions splendidly calculated to show 
him at his best. Puccini, Ponchielli and Meyerbeer will be rep- 
resented by arias from "La Boheme." "Giocondo"' and "L'Afri- 
caine." and other composers will be Tschaikowsky, Rachmani- 
noff. Drdla. Kudria. Hue and dAmbrosio. A number of par- 
ticular importance will be "Oh. Come with Old Khayyam.'' 
from the Song Cycle, "Omar Khayyam." by Giacomo Min- 
kowsky, who has dedicated the work to Mr. Rappaport. The 
tenor will be assisted by Charles Miller, a distinguished violin- 
ist, born in Belgium, but long a resident of Los Angeles. Gyula 
Ormay will be the accompanist, and the recital is under the 
patronage of many prominent San Franciscans. Seats will be 
ready next Wednesday morning at Sherman, Clay & Co.'s and 
Kohler & Chase. 

* * * 

Orpheum. — Will M. Cressy and Blanche Dayne will head a 
great new show at the Orpheum next week, with Mr. Cressy's 
playlet of Western newspaper life. "The Wyoming Whoop." 
This season he has shifted the location of his little play to 
Whoopville, Wyo., and he becomes a newspaper editor. He is 
still a Yankee, however, but his contact with the wild and woolly 
has made him one of the fellows who can shoot from the hip. 
The team of Cressy and Dayne is loved from coast to coast. 
Paul Morton and Naomi Glass will present a new and up-to- 
date version of their satirical vehicle of last season re-entitled 
1918-1950. They are past masters at the difficult art of feel- 
ing the theatre-goer's pulse. Al. Shayne facetiously styles him- 
self "The Singing Beauty." He can sing, but it is chiefly to 
his ability as a comedian that he owes his popularity. The 
Ziegler Sisters, Myrtle and Adelaide, will pirouette to the joy- 
ous, jerky jazz of the Kentucky Five, their accompanists. These 
talented twins offer an act that is at once novel, delightful and 
artistic. Scarpioff. the Russian boy tenor, and Varvara. the boy 
pianist, who will present a delightful musical program, were 
among a party of Russian emigrants who landed at Ellis Island 
four years ago. The youths obtained employment in a garment 
factory, and while they worked, whiled the time away with 
song. Elida Morris, a character comedienne of ability who 
does not depict types but enacts incidents, will present a new 
series of songs. Stuart Harnes. the delightful singing come- 
dian, and John Hyams and Leila Mclntyre in their successful 
comedietta. "Maybloom." will be the only holdovers in this 
splendid bill. 

« * * 

Columbia. — The Boston English Opera Company has scored 
a real triumph at the Columbia Theatre, and the singers are 
meeting with enthusiasm none too often noted here. John F. 
Sheehan, John W. Warren, Hazel Eden. Florentine St. Clair. 
Elaine De Sellem, Alice May Carley, Francis J. Tyler, Arthur 
Deane and half a dozen other stars are all excellently well cast. 
The second and final week of the engagement will open on- 
Monday night, the 18th, with a production of "The Bohemian 
Girl," one of the strongest drawing cards in the company's rep- 
ertoire. It will be repeated on Thursday. Saturday and Sunday 
evenings and Wednesday and Saturday matinees. The fine pro- 
duction of "II Trovatore" is announced for Tuesday and Friday 
evenings, and "Martha"' for Wednesday evening. Among the 
notable stars coming to the Columbia Theatre in the near future 
are Otis Skinner in his newest success. "Mister Antonio;" Cyril 
Maude in "Grumpy," "Caste" and "General John Regan;" May 
Robson in her new comedy, "A Little Bit Old Fashioned." 

• • • 

Ian Hay to Lecture Here Next Week. — Major Ian Hay 
Beith. whose vivid lectures and charming personality endeared 
him to all who heard him last year, is back in the United States 
after an absence of several months. On Wednesday evening he 




will lecture at the Oakland Auditorium Opera House; on Thurs- 
day evening he will be at the Hotel St. Francis, and on the fol- 
lowing Sunday evening, February 24th. at the Scottish Rite 
Auditorium, under the direction of Paul Elder. His new lecture 
is called "The Progress of the War on Land and Sea." 

Major Beith made three official trips to France, investigating 
the various phases of life at the front, particularly in its bearing 
on the interests of the American troops. He spent considerable 
time with the American ships at sea, as well as with the British 
fleet, and he comes to tell in his inimitable way just how our 
boys over there are getting on. He brings many new and inter- 
esting pictures to illustrate his lectures. 

Major Beith has won the knot of purple and white ribbon 
that indicates that he has been awarded the Military Cross for 
bravery in action. Since his last trip here he has been pro- 
moted to a majorship. 

* * * 

S. F. Symphony Orchestra. — Horace Britt. the popular vio- 
loncellist of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, will be 
soloist on Sunday afternoon. February 17th. at the Cort Thea- 
tre, when the second concert of the tenth regular pair of sym- 
phonies will be given under the direction of Alfred Hertz. Britt 




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will play Boellmann's colorful Variations with the orchestra, a 
composition which was received with enthusiasm on Friday. 
Britt grows in popularity with his every appearance in a solo 
capacity. He possesses a broad and powerful tone and a fine 
emotional conception rarely met with. Britt is an international 
figure, and has appeared with many of the world's greatest 
orchestras. At one of the Exposition festival concerts he per- 
formed Saint-Saens' concerto in A Minor, under the direction of 
the illustrious composer himself, who highly complimented Britt 
for his interpretation. The numbers for the orchestra alone will 
include Brahms' "Academic Festival" overture, a charming work 
which exhibits Brahms in his most cheerful mood; Saint-Saens' 
grotesque and somber "Dance Macabre," and Mendelssohn's 
Fourth Symphony in A Major, "Italian," in four movements, a 
graceful series of impressions of Italy. 

The ninth "pop" concert is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, 
February 24th. Louis Persinger will be soloist, playing Wien- 
iaski's "Souvenir de Moscow," with the orchestra. The other 
programmed numbers embrace: Liszt's First Hungarian Rhap- 
sodie; Two Indian Dances, by Skelton; Rimsky-Korsakow's 
"Scheherazade" suite, in four movements; and Tschaikowsky.s 
"March Slav." Apparently, Conductor Hertz is determined to 
make each "pop" event more attractive than its predecessor. 

Tina Lerner, the famous Russian pianiste, will be soloist with 
the orchestra at the eleventh pair of symphonies, which will be 
given on March 1st and 3d. 

* * * 

Pantages. — Foremost on the excellent program at Pantages 
for the week commencing with the matinee to-morrow (Sunday) 
will be Harry Langdon, the inimitable comedian, and his com- 
pany in the rollicking comedy, "Johnny's New Car." The play 
has been one of the biggest laughing hits in vaudeville. The 
plot concerns the adventures of a young chap who has pur- 
chased a new car, and takes his sweetheart on the initial drive. 
The incidents that follow keep the audience in a roar of laugh- 
ter. Mr. Langdon created the role of "Johnny," and in this part 
he has achieved his greatest success as a comedian. When 
Dixie Harris and her Variety Four recently appeared in Chi- 
cago, they took the city by storm. Miss Harris is a most charm- 
ing comedienne, who is a delightful soprano, and she is sup- 
ported by four stalwart young men with excellent voices. Rosa 
Rosalind, the big feature last season with Barnum & Bailey's 
circus, will introduce her newest act to vaudeville. Miss Rosa- 
lind is recognized as the foremost equestrienne, and brings with 
her two white horses, presenting a remarkable routine of daring 
bareback and somersault riding. Songs, dances and the patter 
that produces the laughs are provided by Jarvis & Harrison. 
whose entire program meets with popular approval. The Cor- 
tese Trio brings songs and melodies of Venice. George and 
Tony have some sensational comedy acrobatics to offer. 
"Pearls and Girls" is an L. Ko comedy feature, and will be 
shown on the screen. 



A student assistant, engaged in reading the shelves at the 

public library, was accosted by a primly dressed, middle aged 
woman, who said that she had finished reading the last of Laura 
Jean Libby's writings, and that she should like something just 
as good. The young assistant, unable for the moment to think 
of Laura Jean Libby's equal, hastily scanned the shelf on which 
she was working, and, choosing a book, offered it to the appli- 
cant, saying, "Perhaps you would like this, 'A Kentucky Car- 
dinal.' " "No." was the reply. "I don't care for theological 
works." "But," explained the kindly assistant, with needless 
enthusiasm, "this cardinal was a bird!" "That would not recom- 
mend him to me." said the woman, as she moved away in search 
of a librarian who should be a better judge of character as well 
as of Laura Jean Libby's peers. — Harper's. 



A languid youth of Washington, after having tried sev- 
eral jobs and fallen down out of sheer laziness, was placed with 
a government naturalist. But even in this position he was slow. 
It took him two hours to give certain living specimens of birds 
their feed. The good point he possessed was his willingness. 
One afternoon, after having changed the water for some fish, 
he asked his employer: "What shall I do now. sir?" The natu- 
ralist reflected a moment and then answered: "Well. William. 
I think you might take the tortoise for a run." — Everybody's 
Magazine. 



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Phone Franklin L50 
BOSTON ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY 
Direct from a four months' run in Chicago 
2nd and last week begins Monday February IHth 
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday ev era. and Wed, ami sat. matinee 

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Tuesday and Friday evenings— "IL TROVATOKE" 
Wedni'9<lny evening—" MARTHA" 
Evenings, ^r, c to gi.50 — Matinees 25c to $1 



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Week beginning THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON. MATINEE EVERY 
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A SUPERB NEW BILL 

WILL M. CRESSY & BLANCHE DAYNE in Mr. Cressy's satire on Newspaper 
Lite lhe Wyoming Whoop;" PAUL MORTON & NAOMI GLASS pr-- 
a Musical Satire entitled "1918-1950:" ZIEGLER SISTERS CharcninE Expo- 
nents of Grace & Agility with their Kentucky Five; AL SHAYNE The Singing 
Beauty; SCARPIOFF Famous Russian Boy Tenor A VARVARA Mastej Boj 
Pianist: KLIDa MORRIS The Lyric Ladj ; STUART KA RNES Singing Come- 
rjian; HYAMS & MclNTYRE in Majbloom." 

Evening Prices, 10c. 25c. 50c, 75c Matinee Prices (except Satur- 
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10th SUNDAY SYMPHONY 
CONCERT 

Soloist— HORACE BRITT 

Violoncellist 

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SUNDAY AFT. FEB. 17th 

AT 2:80 SHARP 

PROGRAM : Mendelssohn, Symphony No, I, A Major (Italian) :Saint-Saens. 
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February 16, 1918 



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SOCHIr PERSONSL ITE 




ENGAGEMENTS. 
BOGART-BROOKS.— The engagement of Miss Florence Bogart. daughter 

of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Bogart of East Oakland, and William 

Brooks, has been announced. 
DUNNE -ACUNA. — Mrs. Frances Holly Dunne has made formal announce- 
ment of the engagement of her daughter. Miss May Cecilia Dunne, and 

Bias Narro Acuna of Saltillo, Mexico. 
HARDIN-HTHN. — Mrs. J. W. Eistun announces the engagement of her 

daughter. Miss Jeffie Hardin, to F. D. Hihn, son of Mrs. F. A. Hihn. 
LOCKE-SCHREIBER.— Miss Florence Locke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 

William J. Locke of 1161 Bay street, has announced her engagement 

to George Schreiber of Lima. Peru. 
PERKINS-'WITTEI'.— The engagement of Captain Dean G. Witter to Miss 

Helen Perkins of Seattle lias been announced. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 
BLISS-McCHRYSTAL.— MJsa Marion Bliss will become the bride of Lieut. 

Arthur McChrystuI soon after Easter. 
EASTO.X-EATOX. — Miss Anna Eastun. the daughter of Mr, and Mrs. 

Giles Nelson Easton, has named June 8th as the date for her marriage 

to Samuel Grover Eaton of San Diego. 
EHRENBERG-HART.— the marriage Of Miss Harriet Ehrenberg and Mr. 

Harvey F. Hart will take place March 2d. 
HEIXEMAN-HART.— An interesting wedding of next Sunday will be that 

of Miss Helen Heinemann and Herbert Goldman. 

WEDDINGS. 

DE OJEDA-HERMAXX. — Miss Nadlne de Ojeda and George Bliss Her- 
mann were married February 9th at the French Church at Bush and 
Grant avenue. 

MILLER-COVER. — Miss Minette Miller and Mr. Carl Anderson Cover were 
married last week. 

PEXDERGAST-MOORE.— The marriage of Miss Maye Clare Pendergast. 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs William H. Pendergast. and Clarence Hen- 
dry' Moore took place February 7th at the home of the bride, 2479 Fol- 
som street. 

WOOD-WHITE. — At the home of Major and Mrs. Robert Wood in Bal- 
timore, the wedding of their daughter. Miss Margaret Wood;, took 
place last Saturday. Miss Wood became the bride of Lieutenant Vic- 
tor White. 

LUNCHEONS. 

ATWATER. — Cards have been received by a score or so of the younger 
girls on the east side of the bay for a luncheon to be given b> Miss 
Juliet At water next Wednesday afternoon at the home of her parents. 
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Atwater, in Piedmont. The honor guest will 
be Mrs. Wilson Lock wood. 

DAVENPORT. — The Town and Country Club was a setting for a pretty 
luncheon given last Monday. The affair was in compliment to Miss 
Ethel Jack of San Luis Obispo, and Miss Eleanor Davenport was the 
hostess. 

DAVIS. — The Francises Club was the scene of a handsome luncheon Mon- 
when Mis. Xorris King Davis entertained a group of friends. 

JJ'M. — Mrs. Burt Lura was hostess at luncheon Wednesday, when she en- 
tertained a group of friends informally. 

McCREERV. — Complimentary to Mrs. Charles Wright, who is visiting in 
Burlingame from Santa Barbara, was the luncheon at which Mrs. 
McCreery was hostess Tuesday afternoon. 

MASOX. — Wednesday Mrs. James Rupert Mason presided at luncheon in 
compliment to her cousin, Mrs. Hjalmar Hjorth Boyeson of New York. 

OLIVER. — In honor of Miss Edith Rucker, Miss Helen Oliver entertained 
a luncheon party at her home on Webster street Monday. 

ROETH. — Miss Guglielma Roeth has sent out cards for this afternoon, 
when she will preside at a luncheon in h.-nur of Miss Harriet Ehren- 
berg, whose wedding to Harvey Francis Hart will take place March 
2d. 

SMITH. — Mrs. Reginald Knight Smith Invited a few friends to luncheon 
Friday, and later attended the symphony concert at the Cort 

DINNERS. 
COSGRAVE. — Dr. Mlllicent Cosgrave nb rtalned at dinner Friday, in her 

home on Octavia street. 
DRUM. — One of the handsomest of recent affairs was the dinner given 

by Mr. and Mrs. John S. Drum, who assembled more than a score of 

guests in their attractive residence on B 
HENSHAW. — Judge and Mrs. Frederick W. Henshaw were hosts to a 

group of friends at the Fairmont Saturday evening. 
GREGG. — Among the many interesting dinner parties preceding the 

Mardi Gras ball Tuesday evening was the one given by Mr. and 

Mrs. Harry Gregg. 
McNEAR. — Mr. and Mrs. George W. McNear entertained a group of 

friends at dinner Tuesday evening. 
ST. GOAR. — Complimentary to Miss Flora Miller was the dinner at which 

Mrs. Henry St. Goar Si li entertained a group of 

friends recently in their California street residence. 

TEAS. 
CHASE. — In honor of Miss Helen Terschuren. the fiancee of George 
Hughson, an informal tea was given on Tuesday by Mrs. George Dud- 
ley Chase at the home of her mother, Mrs. Alys Scrlbener, on Sacra- 
mento street. 



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DODGE. — Miss Vida Dodge and Marguerite Sullivan will be hostess 
at an enjoyable tea on the afternoon of February 2'M, when a group 
of the younger set will be their guests at the Palace Hotel. 

EYRE.— The home of Miss Elena Eyre was the scene of a delightful and 
informal gathering at the tea hour Monday afternoon. 

FTJSTEN. — A bevy of attractive young girls and matrons gathered at the 
home of Miss Betty Fusten. on Clay street. Monday afternoon to knit 
and enjoy tea. The affair was in honor of Miss Florence Wendling, 
visiting here from Cincinnati. 

HAMIX. — Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Oliver D. Hamln presided at an infor- 
mal tea for about thirty of her young friends at her home in Pied- 
mont. 

KEATZEL.— Mrs. Charles Keatzel. who with her sister. Miss Ethel Jack, 
is passing the winter in town in an attractive house on Green street, 
entertained a few friends at tea last Tuesday. 

SCHILLING. — A number of society people from both sides of the bay have 
been Invited to enjoy a knitting tea to be given by Mrs. August Schil- 
ling at her home In Oakland on the 19th. The affair is arranged In 
honor of Miss Harriet Ehrenberg, whose engagement to Harvey Hart 
was recently announced. 

RECEPTIONS. 

HOOD. — Mr. and Mrs. George Hood and Mrs. Ida Jewell Farley have issued 
invitations for a reception to be given on the evening of February 19th. 

MOORE*. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Moore will give a reception and dance 
at the Fairmont Hotel on the evening of February 20th, this being 
the third anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Expositor 

DANCES. 

BAUMGARTNSR.— The residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Baumgartner, 
3910 Vallejo street, was the scene of the open house reception and 
dance in honor of the officers of the army and navy Saturday evening. 

PFXNGST. — The next open house dance is to be given at the Fairmont 
this Saturday evening. Mrs. Florence Porter Pfingst being the hostess. 
This is the third dance of the series given for the various Army and 
Navy officers in San Francisco and around the bay. 

THEATRE PARTIES. 
MCDONALD.— Captain Robert McDonald of Mare Island, who finds op- 
portunity every week or so to entertain for his friends, was ho 
last Monday evening at an Informal theatre party. 

CARDS. 

OUPHANT. — Mr. and Mrs. David Ollphant have invited a large number 
of their friends to lie their guests this evening at a card party to be 
given at the Oliphant home in Piedmont. 

SEAGRAYE. — Wednesday afternoon Mrs. Claire Seagrave entertained 
about thirty of the younger matrons and girls at her home In Ala- 
meda. The affair was arranged In honor of Miss Sadie Fredericks. 

ARRIVALS. 

BRADBURY. — Lewis Bradbury is enjoying a visit in San Francisco from 
Los Angeles, where he makes his home. He will be In town for sev- 
eral days. 

COLBURN. — Miss Maye Colours, who has been with friends In Xew York 
and Washington, has returned. 

GEDGE, — Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Gedge have returned to their home 
on Btelner Btreet after a most enjoyable visit to Xew York and Colo- 
rado Springs. 

Mi l M iXALi i -Mrs. Graeme McDonald, who lias been visiting her parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bacon, in Louisville, Ky„ has arrived home. 

RE1 »1 1XG. — Mrs. Joseph I >. Redding arrived to spend the spring and earlj 
summer in San Francisco. 

STIXSOX. — Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Sllnson of Pasadena, who were here for 
the early winter, have returned. 

WRIGHT. — Mrs. Charles Wright received a most cordial welcome on 
her arrival Sunday in Burlingame from Santa Barbara, where she has 
been since coming from her home in Philadelphia. She Is the guest of 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard McCreery, where she will remain for m 
days. 

DEPARTURES. 
BROWNS. — Mr. and Mrs. Junius H. Browne left Monday for a motor trip 

to Southern California. 
BENEDICT.— Mrs. Egbert Judeon Benedict has left for Columbus. O.. 

where her son. George Gillson. is in training for a commission. 
KEMPER. — Mrs. H. L. Kemper and Miss Cornelia Kemper, who has been 
visiting in San Francisco for the past month, have returned to San 
Luis Obispo. 



SOL N. SHERIDAN 

will talk to BOY SCOUTS 
Saturday, February 1 6th, at 2:30 P. M. 
"Adoenlures at Manila With Dewey" 

NEWBEGIN'S. 149 Grant Avenue 
BOY SCOUTS WELCOME 



February 16, 1918 



and California Advertiser 



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INTIMATIONS. 

AL.DR1CH. — Mr. ami Mrs. Sherwood Aid rich, who /I si ted here two years 
oraing lo Calif rnia i Lin this winter for a fe\i weeks' visit, 

BBRTHEAU.— Miss Jeanette Bert he assed the week-end with Mrs. 

I ur] Wolff at the hitter's home in San Mateo, 

—Mrs. George F. Buck of Stockton Is visiting In town for a few 
days. 
BULMER.— Mrs. Bayard Taylor Bulmer, wife of Commander Bulmer, CJ. 
8. S.. accompanied by Mrs. Helen I,. Kelly and Miss Effle B\ Vance, 
passed the week-end at Moss Beach. 

CLARK.— Mrs. Edward Clark, Jr., who has been wintering at the Fair- 
mont, has taken a house on Union street. Lieutenant Clark is on 
duty at the Presidio, 

CO W DIN. — Mrs. J. Cheever Cowdin. who has been in Texas with her hus- 

b ind is closing her peninsula home. J. Cheever Cowdin has been given 

Lppolntment in Washington, D. C. and he and his wife will make 

their home there during the period of the war. 

1 ►AVIS.— Mr. and Mrs. Francis H. Davis enjoyed the week-end out of town, 

hut returned to town Monday. 

ELLIOTT.— Miss Alice Elliott, of Los Angeles, is visiting Mrs. Edward 
Clark, Jr. 

ERTZ. — Mrs. Coleridge Ertz, who arrived a few weeks ago from New York, , 
has taken an apartment on Buchanan street. 

HOWARD.— Mr. and Mrs. George H. Howard, who have been passing 
the winter in town, will return the latter part of the month to Hills- 
borough, where they plan to pass the summer in their handsome 
home. 

KNIGHT. — Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Knight and Mr. and Mrs. John S. Drum 
passed last week-end in Burlingame, where they were guests of Mr. 
and Mrs. George A. Newhall. 

MARTIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Martin are at present occupying the 
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Whitman, one of the prettiest of 
the Burlingame homes, pending the completion of their own new- 
place. 

MITAU. — Mr. and Mrs. Morris Mitau have taken up their residence at L810 
Jackson street. 

PRIDEAUX. — Commander and Mrs. William Prideaux have concluded tin ii 
honeymoon, and are in town again. Mrs. Prideaux was Miss Nina 
Blow. 

SCOTT. — Mrs. Lawrence Irving Scott is making her home in San Diego at 
present, in order to be near her husband, who now is with the Griz- 
zlies. 

STOW.-Mrs. Sherman Stow, who has been enjoying a visit in New Fork 
this winter with her daughter, Mrs. Edward Bright Bi 
to arrive in town shortly. Mrs. Stow will stay in San Francisco for 
a few days before returning to her ranch home in Go 

WHITE — Mrs. Stewart Edward While, who has been in the South sev- 
eral weeks in order to be near her husband. Captain White, who is 
with the Grizzlies, has now taken a cottage at Del Mai. and will re- 
main there indefinitely. 

WIEL. — Mr. and Mrs. Eli Wiel are passing the wini. i al Mi- '■ I i 

Hotel, and will not return to their 1 i In Atherton until earlj In th. 

summer. 



OBITUARY. 

Guiseppe Cadenasso, one of the best known and best liked 
artists in the State, passed away this week following an acci- 
dental collision by an automobile, while attempting to cross a 
street. He was one of the old-time bohemians. was a member 
of the Bohemian Club, and a staunch associate of all those sin- 
cere spirits in the State that are struggling to put Art on the 
map in the West. As a painter he gradually arose to be recog- 
nized as one of the leaders in the West, in landscape scenes. 
During the past year he has been among the notables to hang 
his canvases on the walls of local exhibitions. 

He came to this, city a boy, from Genoa, Italy, and his early 
life was something of a struggle. For a time he gave instruc- 
tions in music to raise the necessary funds to develop his ideas 
as a painter. Later he grew up in the surroundings of such 
painters as William Keith, Emil Carlson. Julian Rix. Joullin, 
Williams, and others of their period. He leaves a widow and a 
son; the latter joined the navy a few days before his father's de- 
mise. He bequeathed a little home estate to his widow. 



Frank C. Havens. Oakland capitalist, realty operator, trac- 
tion magnate, and for many years one of the most prominent 
citizens on the Alameda shore, died this week, aged 69 years, 
following an attack of ptomaine poisoning. His was an event- 
ful career, rising from cabin boy to attaining the position of one 
of California's leading capitalists. After many years of roving 
the seas, he returned and found employment in the old Clay 
Street Bank in this city. Within a few years he attained au- 
thority. With his capital he started as a stock and insurance 
broker, and rapidly developed a fortune. He organized the 
Home Benefit Association and the Mutual Investment Union. 

Then he discovered the immense possibilities in developing 
the Alameda shore, particularly Oakland, and he began to 
speculate in realty there. He built his spacious and magnificent 
home on Vernon Heights, and became a generous collector of 



art, filled with the ambition of having the finest collection in 
the West. _ In his later years he met with financial losses, but 
with all his expenditures in travel, art collecting and the de- 
velopment of his many plans, he left a well-rounded fortune. 

Mrs. John B. Dahlgren, who passed away Sunday, February 
10th, at John Hopkins Institute at Baltimore, due to heart trou- 
ble, was Clarita Colton, daughter of General D. D. Colton, and 
mother of Mrs. Marcel Cerf and Mrs. W. R. Grace. She was 
widely known socially both here and in the East. She was 
generous, loving, and was fortunate in her hosts of staunch and 
devoted friends. Mr. Dahlgren is counselor at law, and has re- 
sided for many years in Washington, D. C, where he is promi- 
nent in his profession. 



HEROIC HUNS. 



Young Otto Wolff of Germany 

Is truly doing fine! 
For, lo, he has quite recently 

Killed Baby Forty-nine! 

The Fatherland is not surprised 

That Heinie Schultz's bosom swells 

With pride, for all have been advised 
He's poisoned twenty-seven wells! 



—Life. 



SOL SHERIDAN WILL TALK TO BOY SCOUTS AT 
NEWBEG1NS. 

Sol. N. Sheridan, veteran San Francisco newspaper man, and 
lately editor of the Crockett Signal, who is now in charge of the 
Boy Scouts at Crockett, will talk to boy scouts at the "Saturday 
Story Hour" at Newbegin's. on Grant avenue. All boy scouts 
welcome to the limit of seating capacity. 

Mr. Sheridan will tell of his experiences at Manila with 
Dewey while correspondent for the New York Herald and San 
Francisco papers. 



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Top from left to right — Japanese 
Pantomime by Dancing Girls. The 
Taft Party "grouped" on their round 
of visits in Japan. Residence, gar- 
age and grounds of the Asarto home. 

Center from left to right — A toy 
stand in Tokyo. A wrestling match. 

Bottom from left to right — A pa- 
goda on a lake. High priced hill- 
boards located in a famous business 
street. Up-to-date billboards ad- 
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European-style home of a wealthy 
tea merchant. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 16, 1918 



FIXING THE CLAQUE? 

Apropos of the claque at the Metropolitan Opera House, New 
York, Marquis Curci, the husband of Galli-Curci, who finally 
makes her debut here in "Dinorah," is one of the most cultured 
and courteous of prime donne husbands. Recently the chief of 
the claque came to see him, and in a quiet, business-like way 
informed Marquis Curci as to what he could do both in the way 
of aiding success or disrupting it. 

"Well," said Curci, "I will tell you what I will do. I will give 
you $10 every time my wife sings if you will not applaud her 
in the middle of an aria, or when she makes her entrance or her 
exit, or finishes a song, or takes a curtain call. In short, I will 
pay you $10 whenever she sings if you and your gang will re- 
fuse to clap. But I will not pay you a cent for your applause." 

Marquis Curci is a wit as well, as this incident will show: 

A tenor, who appeared in Chicago with much success, and 
who had returned to New York, approached Curci and said : 

"Signor Curci, your wife has been getting some wonderful 
criticisms in the papers. You know how the game is worked, of 
course. Tell me, how can I get such lovely criticisms as Mura- 
tore gets?"' 

To which Curci replied: 

"Very simple! Sing as well as Muratore, and you will have 
no difficulty." 



A Mississippi River steamer was stopped in the mouth of 

a tributary stream, owing to a fog. An old lady passenger in- 
quired of the captain the cause of the delay. "Can't see up the 
river," was the response. "But I can see the stars overhead," 
said the old lady. "Yes, ma'am." continued the captain, "but 
until the boilers burst, we ain't going that way." — Ex. 



Rural Constable — Sketching the harbor's forbidden, sir. 

Artist — Oh, that's all right. I'm just making a study of the 
clouds. Rural Constable — Ah. but suppose that got into the 
hands of the enemy's air service; just think of the use they 
would make of it. — Punch. 



SILK DANCE FAVORS AT TECHAU TAVERN. 
Dancing at Techau Tavern has taken on an added interest 
for the ladies since the management introduced a new and 
unique feature in the dance favors which are presented to the 
ladies every night after the theatre. These favors are displayed 
in a magnificent show case on the main floor of the cafe, and 
include a charming variety of silk articles for ladies' wear, such 
as blouses, lingerie, stockings, etc., of superior quality and mod- 
ish design. All this expensive merchandise is presented to pa- 
trons of the Tavern without competition of any kind. The fam- 
ous Jazz orchestra, the first in the United States, is now more of 
a drawing card than ever. The popular Show Girl Revue Corps 
has several new artists of recognized merit. 



The New 
Poodle Dog 

Hotel and Restaurant 

At Corner 



Polk and Post 



STREETS 

San Francisoo 

Phone: 

Franklin 2960 




1. B. Po. 



J. Benei 



C Miilbebum 



BERGEZ-FRANK'S 

Old POODLE DOG Co. 

HOTEL AND RESTAURANT 
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EVERY EVENING 

415-421 Bulk St.. S«. Fn.cxx. 



'Above KlifBT) 



Eicbince. DomUi24tl 



PAN PIPES. 
In the green spaces of the listening trees 
Pan sits at ease, 

Watching with lazy eyes 

Little blue butterflies 
That flicker sidelong in the fitful breeze; 

While on his pipe he plays 

Quaint trills and roundelays 

With dropping cadences; 
And shy red squirrels rub against his knees. 

And. through the city's tumult and the beat 
Of hurrying feet, 

Those whom the god loves hear 

Pan's pipe, insistent, clear; 
Echoes of elfin laughter, high and sweet. 

Catch in the sparrow's cries, 

Those tinkling melodies 

That sing where brooklets meet. 
And the wood's glamor colors the gray street. 

— Punch. 



THE WOOD NYMPH. 
The others were all around you. 

Singing and dancing there, 
The wonderful night I found you. 

With your forest eyes and hair — 

Lonely as all things fair. 

Then the room and the people faded. 
As you turned your eyes on me, 

And the woods, all leafy and shaded. 
Grew round us, tree by tree. 
Safe, with no eyes to see. 

And we knew we had found each other, 

After a thousand years; 
Yea! you and I and no other — 

Mated by all the spheres 

A-glitter like golden tears. 

— Richard Le Gallienne. 



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(February Issue) 




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and California Advertiser 



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"My dear, I saved ten dollars to-day." "Buying what?" 

— Louisville Courier- Journal. 

"Jones is so easily deceived." "Why, he thinks he is very 

bright." "Yes, that's what I mean." 

"Since he has been at college Harry's letters are all so 

short." "So's Harry. That's why he writes 'em." — Baltimore 
American. 

Binks — What is worse than biting into an apple and 

finding a worm ? Jinks — Biting into an apple and finding half a 
worm. — Ex. 

First Seaman— What's that wriggling object off there 

near the horizon? Second Ditto — Guess it must be a nervous 
wreck. — Widow. 

I've been advised to read something deep. What can 

you recommend?" "Well, there's 'Twenty Thousand Leagues 
Under the Sea.' " 

Newcomer (at resort) — Is this a restful place? Native 

— Well, it used to be until folks began comin' here for a rest. — 
Boston Transcript. 

"This is the stadium." "Fine. Now, take us through the 

curriculum. They say you have a good one here." — Louisville 
Courier- Journal. 

"You always let your wife have the last word." "Yes." 

replied Mr. Meekton; "it's better than having her so angry she 
won't speak to me at all." 

Aviator (on the wire) — Is this the weather bureau? 

Well, how about a shower to-morrow ? Prophet — Don't ask me 
— if you need one, take it ! 

The Kaiser has promised a three weeks' vacation to the 

first German soldier who captures an American. He'll have to 
spend it in the hospital ! — Ex. 

"Dar ain' much encouragement," said Uncle Eben, "in 

forgivin' an enmy who starts sumpin' else every time you for- 
give 'im." — Washington Star. 

Hostess — Doesn't it seem a shame, Mr. Jones, that this 

poor little lamb should have to die for us? Mr. Jones — Ah. yes. 
indeed ! It is rather tough. — Ideas. 

Mrs. Flatbush — What does your husband call your dog ? 

Mrs. Beasonhurst — When he's calling him in the house, do you 
mean, or chasing him out? — Yonkers Statesman. 

"But, why do you call it the aeroplane," said the fair visi- 
tor. The bored guide looked at her : "Because the wings haven't 
any fancy work on them," he replied wearily. — Ex. 

She — My husband, unfortunately, is always misunder- 
stood. The Senator — Unfortunately? Why. madam, it will be 
the making of him if he goes to Congress. — Judge. 

Mrs. Mullins — What's the matter. Mrs. Jones? Mrs. 

Jones — Why, this young varmint 'as swallowed a cartridge, and 
I can't wallop 'im for fear it goes off. — London Answers. 

"What! You kicking about your food? I thought you 

boasted about your housekeeper's cooking so well." "Yes. but 
I married her. and now we keep a cook." — Boston Transcript. 

Seldom have there been more excitement and pleasure 

in this town. There was a social at the M. E. Church parlors, 
a demonstration of a new beverage in Gauley's drug store, and 
a meeting of the Philomath at the same time. — Mercyville Ban- 
ner. 



"What time did my wife say she would be here?" "An 

hour ago, sir." "Dear me, I'm early." — Ex. 

He— Have some lunch with me, dear? She— Have some 

lunch. Well, what do you think? And I'll have some dinner 
and supper and — do you think I'd let you be lonely? Ex. 

Billjim — An' what would you do if I kissed you? An- 
nette — I would call gran'mere. Poor gran'mere ! She 'as been 
quite deaf since ze last bombardment. — Liverpool Post. 

Kitty — Jack was miserable when he kissed me good-bye 

at the station. Catty — He needn't have been. He didn't have 
to kiss you. — Ex. 

The Elder Matron — You should not mind the baby crying 

a little. It strengthens his lungs. The Younger Matron — Oh, 
no doubt; but it weakens his father's religion so. — Ex. 

Wife — But why have you put your friend's things in the 

dining room ? Hub — Oh, he's used to restaurants ; he won't en- 
joy his dinner unless he can watch his hat and coat. — Boston 
Transcript. 

"Well," said Jones, impatiently, "did you tell the cook 

that I wanted my breakfast immediately?" "I did," replied 
his wife. "And what did she say?" "She remarked that we 
all have our disappointments." 

Friend — What is your baby going to be when he grows 

up ? Financier — A blackmailer, I'm afraid. Friend — Impossi- 
ble ! What makes you think so ? Financier — We have to give 
him something every little while to keep him quiet. — Tit-Bits. 

-—-"Are you a Socialist?" "Yes." "And what are the 
opinions of a Socialist?" "Same as those of a Republican or 
a Democrat. He thinks he could run the government a great 
deal better, if he could only get hold of it." — Washington Star. 

"How did you come to be a performer on the bass viol." 

"Well, when I decided to be a musician I got father to promise 
to buy me a fiddle. But father always was one of those men 
who want to get as much as possible for their money." — Wash- 
ington Star. 

"Have you three orchestra seats in the fifth row, center, 

for to-night?" asked the young man at the theatre box office. 
"Yes, sir," promptly returned the ticket seller. "Well. I guess I 
don't want them," replied the other. "The show can't be any 
good." — Ex. 

Tom — Well, darling. I have seen your father and he has 

given his consent. Grace — He approves of love in a cottage, 
then? Tom — No. but he says that a girl who spends as much 
time golfing and motoring as you do really has not much need 
of a home. — Ex. 

Two American aviators were forced to make a landing in 

a cross-country flight in England. The country people crowded 
around them, and one old lady said : "Those are American fly- 
ing machines, aren't they?" "Yes." "Oh. really, and have you 
come from America this morning?" — Ex. 

"Maggie, how was it that I saw a young man talking with 

you in the kitchen last night?" asked the mistress of her cook. 
The girl pondered for a few moments and then answered : "Fith 
and I can't make it out mesilf ; you must have looked through 
the keyhole." — Harper's. 

Her husband had just come home and had his first meet- 
ing with the new nurse, who was remarkably pretty. "She is 
sensible and scientific, too," urged the fond mother, "and says 
she will allow no one to kiss baby while she is near." "No one 
will want to." replied the husband, "while she is near." — Ex. 

"Can you imagine a billion dollars?" "Yes," answered 

the cautious citizen. "I think I can. All you have to do is to 
picture a figure '1' with a long string of ciphers after it A men- 
tal grasp of a billion doesn't cause me near the difficulty of a 
hand-to-hand struggle for two dollars and a half." — Washington 
Star. 



Patronize Home Industry 



A.FJNKES WIDOW 

SPARKLING WINES 
DRY AND SWIIT WINES 



California's Popular Wine 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 16, 1918 




VDNOBILE 



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San Francisco's answer to the argument that the automobile 
is a non-essential and a luxury will take the form of the largest 
and most representative display of motor cars, motor trucks and 
tractors that has ever been shown in the west. 

The doors will open on this big display at the Exposition Au- 
ditorium this evening, and the second annual Pacific Automobile 
Show will hold the attention not only of the coast, but of the 
entire automobile world for the next nine days. 

Over one hundred distributing concerns will display the vari- 
ous makes of passenger cars, trucks and truck attachments, 
which they market, at the big Auditorium display. Hundreds 
of accessories and comfort-making devices will be shown; in- 
surance companies will have experts on hand to explain the 
various kinds of insurance and the proper method for motorists 
to secure protection. 

Not only will the display be a magnificent offering of the 
very latest 1918 models, but it will also be a splendid spectacle 
of the wonders that can be accomplished by skilled artists and 
designers in creating a wonderful spectacle and the making of 
a beautiful pageant out of the display of a commercial product 
and business necessity. 

The claim put forth by the men closest to the management 
that this display will be the most beautiful automobile show 
ever held in America will be more than justified, and the 
coast will receive national recognition as the third greatest au- 
tomobile center in the country. 

Distributors and dealers from all parts of the country will be 
on hand to see the big display, and to attend the various deal- 
ers' conferences which are to be held during show week. 

Special trains will carry trainloads of automobile dealers and 
motor car enthusiasts into the city for the show week, and the 
festivities that w-ill be held in connection with the big motor 
event. 

A keener interest is being manifested in the big display than 
ever before, declare those who are closely in touch with the 
situation, and this, they declare, is because of the fact that the 
war has brought home most forcibly the fact that the motor 
car and the commercial truck are business necessities, and ab- 
solutely necessary to the conducting of business during the per- 
iod of the war. when there must be a conserving of man power 
and energy and an increase of business efficiency. 

The automobile distributors, too. as well as the manufacturer, 
are aware of this tendency, and many will devote their displays 
to the emphasizing of the economical features of the engines 
of the cars that they display. Those features that get power 
from every last drop of gasoline, that make low grade gas per- 
form as high grade gas has in the past, will receive special at- 
tention. And other thirst features will receive their due amount 
of attention. 

On the other hand, the beauty of the models shown will not 
be neglected. Practically every distributor is going to show one 
or two special jobs in colors, with special equipment and spe- 
cial finish, and milady will have a wide assortment of beautiful 
models from which to choose her new equipage. 

In the midst of the beautiful Auditorium building, with the 
wonderful show decorations, these exquisite show cars will be 
seen to the best possible advantage, and the thousands who 
throng the Auditorium during show week will have wonderful 
opportunities to judge not only of the quality of the cars, but 
of the big interest which is taken by the public in the annual 
showing of the products of the nation's third largest industry. 

The old saying that San Francisco knows how will again rally 
men in all walks of business life to the purpose of making this 
show a greater success than any similar exhibit ever before held 
west of Chicago. 

Not only are the automobile men enthusiastic over the plans 
for the show, but the department store heads, the hotel men. 
the Advertising Club, the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Com- 
merce and the various civic bodies, are as a unit in boosting for 
the display, and all are planning to give the out-of-town visitors 
a wonderful reception during show week. 



What has become of the activity of the authorities concern- 
ing the headlight law. For a time they were rounding up those 
owners who persisted in driving cars with lights that were blind- 
ing to every other user of the highways. 

Now it seems that all of them "have gone to sleep at the 
switch.'' It was some pleasure to drive out of an evening down 
the peninsula. This did not last long, for the old evil is return- 
ing, and it will not be long before it will be more than danger- 
ous to motor out of the city. 

The law declares that the beam of light from the lamps must 
not rise above 42 inches from the road at a distance of 75 feet 
from the source of light. The adjustment is easily made, but 
unless the lights are tested from time to time there is no way 
of being sure that the lights will not jar out of position and be- 
come glaring. 

* * * 

The promoter is a hard animal to put down. He must have 
his, if he be a race meet bug. The American Automobile As- 
sociation, the national governing body, has put the ban on auto- 
mobile racing during the present war. Racing drivers are 
reeded at the front, and to assist the government, racing has 
been stopped, but not the promoter. 

When he could not hold a race meet with men drivers, he 
has turned his attention to the women, and recently a race meet 
was held in Los Angeles, where the drivers were women. 

Automobile racing is a dangerous pastime at the best, and 
to see a woman butchered, as some of the men racing drivers 
have been, would be worse than a sorry sight. It is time, when 
promoters go to these extremes to secure the elusive dollar, for 
some one to put on the brakes. 

That one person is the "press." It may mean a few dollars 
in the office for advertising, but the editorial departments should 
lis; to the occasion and assert its rights, and put a stop to such 
a game. We may need every woman before the war is over. 

* * * 

Further testimony to the large proportion of useful purposes 
which govern the purchase and use of modern automobiles is 
revealed in the results of a canvass among farmers of Living- 
ston County, Illinois. Be it remembered that in Illinois investi- 
gations have shown that more than 60 per cent of automobiles 
are owned in rural communities of which Livingston County is 
a fair example. Among the owners of two popular makes of 
cars, one in the class selling between $650 and $850. and the 
other around $1,650. nearly 75 per cent. 63 out of 88 owners, 
reported that they had bought their cars as part of their neces- 
sary farm equipment. These figures are given in the results 
of a canvass reported to the National Automobile Chamber of 
Commerce. 

For combined business and recreational purposes. 21 out of 
the 88 had bought their cars. Only two men said they had bought 
automobiles primarily for recreation. Among the owners can- 
vassed as to the percentage of business use to which their cars 
were put. 22 replied that fully 95 per cent was in useful service; 
20 placed the non-pleasure use of their cars at 90 per cent, and 
ten said 70 per cent. The average of unquestionable economi- 
cal use to which the 88 put their cars was 82 per cent. 

The average distance which the farmers replying drove their 
cars during the year was 2,934 miles. Average value of the 
farms in Livingston County is upward of $30,000. 

Lately it was mentioned in the News Letter that it would not 
be surprising before long to see freight transported the length 
of the State by motor truck. It is a sign of the times, as can be 
appreciated by a report that has just reached the coast to the 
offect that a company has been started to handle freight by this 
means between Chicago and New York City. The report reads : 

"Freight service by motor truck between Chicago and New 
York City is to be started as soon as roads between those points 
are sufficiently clear to permit traffic over them on a regular 
schedule. The trucks will operate in fleets, tentative proposals 
being for a group of twenty-four 2-ton trucks to travel together, 
no 'less-than-truckload' freight being carried, and only for de- 
livery of one truckload at one terminal point. 

"A speed of 25 miles per hour is expected, pneumatic tires 
being used for this purpose. A day's run is expected to require 
about ten hours. 

Rates for hauling will be the same as ordinary express 
charges, an operating advantage which is claimed for this new 
method of transportation lying in the reduced amount of hand- 



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ling made possible by delivering goods at the consignee's door 
in the same vehicle in which those goods were transported. All 
the hauling is to be done under contract. 

"Plans for putting the trains through in good order have been 
worked out thoroughly. In each convoy will be one truck carry- 
ing gasoline and oil for the entire train. Another will be built 
as a field kitchen, and a third will carry tents and sleeping 
equipment, making the body independent of hotels along the 
route. It is expected that each driver will remain with his 
truck through the entire trip. .As a measure of the actual field 
waiting for such a means of transportation, a field that does 
not require expensive first steps to reach, it is reported that 
enough business has been offered by manufacturers in the two 
cities to take more than three times the company's proposed 
capacity. 

* * * 

Of Interest to Motorists 



A figure that is becoming well known along Automobile Row 
is Charlie Hiller, the picture man. Hiller has the enviable repu- 
tation of being the long distance champion photographer, which 
record was gained on a recent automobile photographing trip, 
which extended over a period of three months, conducted by 
the Pacific KisselKar branch, when photographs were taken in 
all the nooks, crags and out-of-the-way places noted for their 
scenic splendor, the trip taking him from Canada, through 
Washington, Oregon, California, clear into Mexico. 

Reproductions of Hiller's work were sent back to the fac- 
tories, in the East, and have brought back commendation of 
praise, for the artistic way in which these unusual scenic won- 
ders were reproduced on paper. It is said that the finest pic- 
tures ever taken of the Yosemite Valley were the result of 
Hiller's work on this trip, as evidenced by the fact that he is 
almost daily besieged by requests from automobile magazines 
for copies of this work. 

Hiller was formerly an employee of a well known photo- 
grapher of this city, but has recently branched out on his own 
hook, and the major portion of publicity pictures now appearing 
in the papers in connection with automobile work is the result 
of Hiller's artistic ability. 

* * * 

Solution of our befogged transportation problem rests not 
only in the addition of the motor truck to our land shipping 
facilities, but in the utmost co-operation between the motor 
truck and the railroad. W. O. Rutherford, general sales manager 
of the B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company, told a large assemblage 
of highway boosters at Columbus this week. Economy, he 
pointed out, comes through magnificent co-operation of public 
and private utilities, and to put the truck on a competitive basis 
with the steam road, rather than co-operating with it was to 
chance waste of money and time. 



"Let the railroads take care of the long hauls and the motor 
truck the short hauls." was the message left by Mr. Rutherford. 
To substantiate the soundness of this plan he cited the govern- 
ment rule in Britain to-day — motor trucks carrying all freight 
within a twenty-five mile zone and trains everything beyond. 

"In our enthusiasm," he continued, "we must not under-rate 
the economy or the efficiency of adequate railroad transporta- 
tion. True, we know that in a great national emergency, the 
railroads have failed, but imagine, for instance, a freight car 
loaded with fifty tons of coal going from a Pennsylvania mine 
to Chicago. It is the most economical method of transporting 
that load of coal known to-day. To give that load of fifty tons 
to ten five-ton trucks would be uneconomical in the extreme. It 
is safe to say that trucks could never compete with the railroads 
under these conditions. 

"The need for good roads everywhere is too apparent, too 
well known, to require any proof. As for a system of connected 
and co-ordinated highways, it does not exist. The fleet of army 
trucks which made the run from Detroit to the Atlantic seaboard 
encountered many and serious difficulties. It was necessary to 
spend months in planning the route, in investigating conditions, 
building gaps and repairing and strengthening such parts of the 
road as were impassable for trucks. 

"But there is a class of freight business which the railroad 
cannot handle so well. It is the class which clogs its terminals. 
Imagine a concern, located twenty miles outside of a large city, 
sending goods either by freight or by express to a customer 
located ten miles out of the city on another railroad. Here 
are two short hauls, one for each railroad. The consignment 
goes through two terminals, and altogether is handled ten or a 
dozen times before it reaches its destination. 

"The motor truck, on the other hand, is direct, requires no 
terminal or transfer depot, but only two handlings, loading and 
unloading." 

Mr. Rutherford predicted that 700.000 trucks would be in op- 
eration this year. 

* • • 

"The use of the automobile by city officials and in the differ- 
ent municipal departments in helping to guard the public's 
health and property, has created a new standard of municipal 
efficiency never before attained," says W. L. Hughson of the 
KisselKar. 

"Its wide-spread utility, its ready adaptability to the require- 
ments of both large and small communities, has not only saved 
hundreds of thousands of dollars for property owners and tax- 
payers, but has enabled officials to give more attention to their 
duties than was possible when the horse-drawn vehicles had to 
be depended upon. 

"But what is still more important, the motor car has enabled 
city employees to speed up their work, that commissioners and 
officials have been able to devote added time to needed develop- 
ments of, and improvements to, their communities." 



WHO'S WHO AT THE AUTOMOBILE SHOW 

Selected List of the More Prominent Makes of Standard Motor Cars 

and Modern Accessories 



The exhibit this year of the McNaull tires in the accessory 
department of the San Francisco Automobile Show is bound to 
create unusual interest because of its radical deviation from the 
ordinary type of construction without the sacrifice either of 
beauty in appearance or air as a cushion. 

Its primary claim to recognition is the successful application 
of a unique principle in pneumatic construction. The tire itself 
represents only the upper arc of a circle. The entire lower half 
of the McNaull tire is composed of a steel flange attaching to 
the ordinary rim. They can be successfully applied to any 
make of car or style of wheel. 

Though originally designed for hard usage, long hauls and 
heavy freight service on trucks and delivery cars, their instant 



success soon created a broader demand from owners of cars 
everywhere, which has been met by the company with McNaull 
tires adapted not only to heavy pleasure cars, but to all kinds of 
cars and all classes of service. It has a guarantee of 8.000 
miles. 

The McNaull tire puts steel instead of rubber in the sidewalls, 
admittedly the weakest portion of the average tire. Many radi- 
cal advantages result. Blowouts, if not entirely overcome, are 
minimized to the utmost. Most tire troubles arise from heat 
caused by interior friction aggravated by vibration centralized 
at the binding point in the sidewalls of the .e McNaull 

tire an increased strength at that point, because of the thickness 
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flange, combined with the increased volume and area of a 
largely oversized tire, reduce the vibration to a minimum, re- 
sulting in the elimination of friction and heat, and consequently 
the blow-outs. 

The reduction of friction and heat permits the manufacturers 
of the McNaull tire to use more stock in the sidewalls and tread, 
a consummation devoutly to be wished by every manufacturer, 
yet never before accomplished in any other tire. This is well 
illustrated by the fact that nineteen ounce duck is used instead 
of seventeen and one-fourth ounce ducking, which is the utmost 
that ordinary tires will stand. A larger and broader tire is thus 
made possible on the same size rim. without increased expense. 

The widest point of this tire is at the bead. The sidewalls 
are supported by a pair of steel flanges which fit any standard 
rim. It is so constructed that it does not deviate in any respect 
from the pneumatic principle, and it is claimed that the tire is 
more resilient than the ordinary type. 

McNaull tires are fully 40 per cent oversize. The four-inch 
tire measures five and one-half inches at the base, and all others 




Cross-Section of 37x5 McNaull Tire as applied to a Firestone Quick 
Detachable Rim 

proportionately larger. The three-inch tire presents all the 
advantage of better service and greater mileage, and is for all 
principal purposes a seven-inch tire at the price of a five-inch. 

The air pressure is lower. McNaull tires require only ten 
pounds to the cross-section, as against twenty pounds in the 
ordinary tire. At this low pressure, shocks are absorbed and 
rebounds are lessened. They ride easier and use less power. 
They yield with greater resiliency when rocks, nails or unfore- 
seen obstructions are encountered, the lower air pressure allow- 
ing the tire to give and gently roll over the obstacle. 

The McNaull Company opened headquarters in San Fran- 
cisco November 1st of last year at the corner of Van Ness ave- 
nue and McAllister street, and in Los Angeles January 1st this 
year at 1223 S. Hope street. Other distributing centers will be 
opened in Seattle, Portland and Phoenix. Arizona. 




Model EE 7-Passenger Eight Cylinder King Touring Car, Top up. 

The King Motor Car Company's eight-cylinder product, which 
will be in the show, shows but little change in outward appear- 
ance. In the chassis there are a number of changes that have 
been worked out during the season in production. The main 
difference which might be noticed in outward appearance is the 
lines and finish of the top and a slight difference in the propor- 
tions of the seats. 

Although the engine last year was very quiet, it is said that 
the motors in the latest King Eights are so quiet that nothing 
can be heard except the air entering the carburetor. 

The 120 inch wheelbase chassis has been continued, as also 
the 3 ft. by 5 ft. motor, made in the King shops. As a unit with 
this engine is a dry plate clutch, with a three speed transmis- 



sion. A two joint drive to a full floating rear axle is used. 

The rear suspension is the well known cantilever spring, first 
used in this country by the King Motor Car Company, and which 
has been continued, with improvements, from season to season. 




Kissel Kar, All-Year Sedan 

Kissel has again brought before the public a model that is 
causing unusual attention. It is a four-passenger Sedan, which 
in addition to their regular line of All-Year Touring, Sedan, 
Roadster-Coupe and Victorian Town Car, possesses the new all- 
year top. This is not only entirely removable, but all side 
windows may be lowered full length. 

This will be the feature car of the Kissel exhibit at the auto 
show. 

This exclusive feature not only represents the highest de- 
velopment to which the car with the detachable top has been 
brought, but practically gives the owner three cars in one. Not 
only can it be changed into an open, roofless car for summer 
use, or a closed coach for winter motoring, but also a convert- 
ible car by lowering all windows when it is desired to keep the 
winter top in place. 

The refinement features, which have always characterized 
the Kissel All-Year cars is also found in the new model, no 
visible fastenings or attachments mar the appearance of the at- 
tractive interior or exterior, this new model being upholstered 
in exclusive motor weaves of distinctive patterns. The smooth, 
graceful exterior blending of top and body has been brought to 
such a high degree of perfection that it is difficult to differenti- 
ate it from a permanently enclosed job. Each individual and 
exclusive feature has been checked up by Kissel engineers and 

designers. 

* • * 

Gillig Brothers will have their exhibit all over the Audi- 
torium. Fifteen of the leading cars that have been "dolled up" 
for show purposes have been equipped with the Gillig top. 

Besides these there are several that have been specially 
painted by this company and otherwise finished with special 
seat covers, dome lights and other appointments which do not 
come on the regular stock models. 

The Gillig top, while permanent, is a perfect touring top for 
fair weather, but with a finish and lines that mark it with an in- 
dividuality that takes it away from the regular stock vehicle. 

In two minutes, without stopping, it is possible to convert a 
car equipped with this top into a satisfactory Sedan, something 
heretofore impossible with other touring tops. 

The Gillig system of painting motor cars is the same in vogue 
with the manufacturers of high grade motor cars. Not only are 
the results more satisfactory, but the work is accomplished with 
a considerable saving of time. 



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Dort Car 

The Dort exhibit will attract many of those who are in the 
market for a popular-priced car. Ever since the Dort came to 
San Francisco under the guiding care of the Leach-Frawley 
Company it has been gathering friends. 

The show models that will be on exhibition will show the 
Dort fashions for the coming season. This is one thing that 
the Dort factory officials pride themselves on, and that is they 
give an individuality to their cars. 

The good looks of a Dort is due to its perfect proportions. It 
is a miniature of the big, higher-priced cars. Its low-hanging, 
graceful body lines dovetail into the long hood, giving an ap- 
pearance of latent strength as well as refinement. 




Briscoe Car 

The Briscoe car, which will be exhibited by the H. V. Carter 
Motor Company, is not a new one to the public. While this 
particular model is only of recent years, yet it was Benjamin 
Briscoe, as a partner of Maxwell, that put the first models of 
that car on the market and gained for it a lasting name with the 
automobile buying public of the world. 

The Carter Company will show a roadster and a touring car. 
Besides these, they will also have on exhibition a Marion-Hand- 
ley 4-passenger touring model and a Marion touring car. 

These three makes give a range of price that will practically 
fit any pocket-book. 




Mercer Car 

C. D. Rand, the Mercer distributor, will devote his attention 
at the automobile show to one model. This car, which has met 
with such favor all through the East this year, is of the sporting 
type. 



It is a snappy four-passenger car, which, because of its low- 
ness and lightness, has more than average speed possibilities. 
This body is on the 22-73 chassis, which is fitted with a clean- 
cut L-head block type motor, the principal features of which 
are light reciprocating parts, high power, accessibility and 
economy. 

The other models of this factory series is the touring car, a 
roomy six passenger car. a runabout and a raceabout. As its 
name implies, a typical speed car. designed for the use of ama- 
teur sportsmen. 

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A Marmon and a Locomobile Equipped with Gruss Springs 

The Gruss Air Spring, commonly called shock absorber, will 
be exhibited at the automobile show. This air spring has be- 
come recognized as one of the most efficient and best air springs 
now being used. 

The Gruss offers a combination of compressed air and vacuum 
cushion, absolutely prevents all rock and side sway so notice- 
able and objectionable in many of the cheaper types. 

It is the simplicity of the Gruss that attracts the expert. The 
few parts mean less need of adjustment and cost of upkeep and 
a longer continued service. 

This spring can be installed without in any way disfiguring the 
motor car. 

• • • 




Cadillac Limousine 

Mechanical construction will be given more than ordinary 
prominence this year in the Cadillac display at the automobile 
show. 

The cut-open chassis, showing internal construction and oper- 
ation, is a feature which the Cadillac Company was the first to 
adopt in the early days of the industry, and which has been a 
feature in every show since that time. Don Lee will show a line 
of ten body styles as follows : 

Seven passenger car, four-door phaeton, two-passenger road- 
ster with humble seat, four-passenger convertible Victoria, five- 
passenger brougham, four-passenger town limousine, and town 
landaulet and imperial. All five limousine and landaulet mod- 
els are on a 132 inch wheel-base, and the others are mounted on 
a 125 inch wheel base. 

Adhering to the eight-cylinder V-type high-speed, high- 
efficiency principle, which it first introduced, and which has 
characterized its product for the last three years, the Cadillac 
Company calls attention to further refinements of that principle. 
The company is now on its fourth year's production of eight- 
cylinder cars, with more than 55,000 in use. 



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Oldsmobile 8 Cylinder Touring Car 

One of the largest exhibits will be that of J. W. Leavitt & 
Company, the oldest dealers on "automobile row." 

The Leavitt Company this year is showing a splendid line 
of Oldsmobile and Chevrolet motor cars, covering a range of 
models that is completeness in itself. 

It will be the buyers' corner, for the company is centering 
its efforts on cars that attract the visitor who has brought his 
check book to the show. 

Among the interesting models is the 8-cylinder Oldsmobile 
touring car, a strictly stock model that has all the grace and 
finish of the specially "dolled up" jobs that come to light in 
auto shows. 




National Highway "12*' 

The five models of National Highway "12" and "16" to be 
exhibited by the F. J. Linz Motor Company, will all be specially 
finished cars. 

This feature of last year's show crowded the Linz booth to 
overflowing. Having made such a splendid show reputation, the 
officers of the company are trying to outdo the previous sensa- 
tions. 

Last year all the cars placed before the public were sold 
within forty-eight hours after the doors on opening night were 
opened. 

The feature car will be the National Highway "12" touring 
model specially finished on a stock chassis and body. 




Buick Sedan 

To better meet the constant demand for closed family cars. 
Buick engineers and designers this season offer the new 1918 
Buick Sedan. 

Old designs were cast aside after careful consideration, and 
a body, differing materially from any Sedan type yet used, was 
adopted. 



This new Buick Sedan, which will be one of the features of 
the Howard Auto Company exhibit, is primarily a family car. 
Of the four door type, it affords means of entrance and exit for 
every passenger without the unsatisfactory features of the 
older types which made it necessary to literally climb over 
other passengers to get in or out. 

The new Buick motor, of but 3% bore, is remarkable for its 
economy in every-day work. 

Buick engineers realized it would hardly do for Buick to 
bring out a car that would not be economical, as the controlling 
motive of the Buick factory has been to build practical, sturdy 
and economic cars, so this Sedan is in keeping with Buick pol- 
icy in that respect. 

* * * 




Apperson "'S" Touring Model 

Quality counts, according to M. M. Hartmann. the head of 
the Hartmann Motor Sales Agency, distributor of the Apperson 
cars. 

"It will be with pride that we will display the Apperson '8'," 
says Hartmann. 

It is the car that is 25 years old. the pioneer of American 
cars. Many have come and gone since the first Apperson saw 
the light of day. yet with all this keen competition it has held 
its lead for advanced ideas and tried-out. standard design 
and construction. 

"This is what the public is going to see in the Apperson ex- 
hibit, among which is the special stock Apperson '8' touring 
car. 




The RoamcT C*l which woa lh« Liberty Sweepstake 

One of the most interesting cars in the automobile show will 
be seen in the booth of the Pacific Roamer Distributing Com- 
pany. It is the Roamer car which won the Liberty Sweepstake 
at Ascot Park on last Thanksgiving Day. thereby breaking the 
World's record for a mile track, with an average of better than 
four miles per hour. 

Eddie Hearne. the well known racing driver who piloted the 
Roamer so successfully in this event will be in attendance at 
the show. 

Besides the racing car there will be displayed several of the 
latest regular stock cars which have met with such favor on the 
Pacific Coast. 



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Cole Sedan 

The Cole exhibit will be marked by the special enclosed mod- 
els, the principle of which is the Sedan. The Cole factory, 
realizing that most men with money this year would prefer not 
spending as much as previously for their motor car, have built 
for 1918 cars which have all the refinement and finish of the 
more expensive cars of yesterday. 

The Cole "8" chassis is one of the most popular of the day. 
and with the new bodies, to be seen for the first time at the 
show, the San Francisco public will have an opportunity of 
examining cars that have been Hooverized in price only. 



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Pierce-Arrow Limousine 



The Pierce-Arrow Pacific Sales Company's display of Pierce- 
Arrow cars will be a feature of the show from its simplicity. 

Simplicity has always been a mark of distinction of the 
Pierce-Arrow cars. 

Standard in design, constructed for service, comfort and with 
all the attributes of refinement, these cars have always held an 
undisputed position as the conveyance of those who stand high 
in business, professional and social circles. 

The display this year will be just Pierce-Arrow cars. There 
will be no freak or special show models, the 4-passenger and 
the limousine holding the place of prominence. 



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Chandler Touring Car 

At the auto show will be seen for the first time the Chandler 
sport model. 

This car is being rushed to the coast as fast as the railroad 
can carry it. 

The demand this year for this model has caused the Peacock 
Motor Sales Company to have this special car. which is now 
stock with the Chandler factory, rushed to the coast. It is of 
the 4-passenger. fore door type with all the speedster appoint- 
ments. 

Besides the speed car. the Peacock Company will exhibit a 
custom-made town car. stripped chassis, touring car. roadster 
and coupe. 




Hupmobile Victoria 

The new model "R" Hupmobile. which will be shown at the 
automobile show will offer many refinements of body line and 
many added comforts and conveniences for the Hup owner. 

"The model R Hupmobile. more than any car that has pre- 
ceded it. justifies the truth of the Hupmobile slogan, 'A comfort 
car,' " declares E. W. Milburn. San Francisco manager of the 
Greer-Robbins Company. State Hupmobile distributors. 

"Always a comfort car, this year the Hupp affords more rid- 
ing ease than ever before. 

"A new engine feature, 'the hot stove," is also being featured 
in the new models. This mechanical attachment makes for in- 
creased power on a lower grade of gas and utilizes every last 
drop of gasoline." 




Lexington Touring Car 

The new Lexington and Olympian cars will be the newest 
things at the show. Nineteen-seventeen was a year of many 
mechanical improvements for the Lexington Motor Company. 
Among them are new types of the following parts : Propeller 
shaft, emergency brake, clutch, bearings, frame, wheels and 
so on. 

The propeller shaft is featured with its non-metallic universal 
joints that require no lubrication. These joints are composed 
of three special fabric discs which furnish a cushioned connec- 
tion between the engine and the rear axle, and in which there is 
absolutely no lost motion. The result is a positive and quiet 
transmission of power. 

The improved hand brake adopted by the Lexington is noted 
for its ease of operation The touch of one finger will bring 
the car to a quick but gentle stop. It operates on a large drum, 
mounted on the front universal joint just back of the transmis- 
sion, fully protected from the weather and readily adjusted. 

The new-type transmission and clutch have, it is said, even 
increased the previous enviably silent and smooth operation of 
the Lexington cars. The speedometer and tire pump gears are 
contained in the transmission case, where they are free from 
dirt, and make no noise. 



Those who appreciate the splendid cuts of the motor cars in 
this issue may wonder why we have been able to print such 
good reproductions. 

The first essential is good copy; without that, nothing is 
possible. 

Charles M. Hiller, of 1117 Geary street, who is devoting 
much of his energies to the automobile trade, has turned out the 
most satisfactory pictures that have come into the office for 
some time. So consistent has been his work, we have appointed 
him the official photographer of the News Letter. 



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Zenith Model, Regular Type 



When you idle along in 
your automobile and all 
runs well, you feel a thrill 
of pride and ownership in 
the smooth working mech- 
anism. You open the throt- 
tle and "give her the juice" 
without, perhaps, a con- 
scious thought of the many 
years of research and ex- 
periment which have been 
necessary to develop this 
present perfection. And 
yet, every driver should 
have at least a speaking 
acquaintance with the mechanism of his motor car and es- 
pecially the little device which is the heart of the whole ma- 
chine — the carburetor. 

This is the heart of the motor car. Its consistent throbbing 
means everything to the owner. The B. & D. Company has 
a splendid display of Zenith carburetors. It can not be all told 
here; you must see it to appreciate it. If you don't, you may 
miss realizing the possibilities of saving many dollars in the 
cost of running and upkeep. 

* * * 

In the accessory exhib- 
its the B. & D. Company 
have an attractive booth, 
one of the features beirg 
the "Exide" display. 

It will be at this bocth 
that the experienced 
owner will be found. Bat- 
tery trouble is a life-long 
friend of the motor car 
driver. 

The Exide exhibit will 
be a ten days' schoolirg 
tor the public free of 
charge. It will show 
the latest that this well- 
known factory has 
brought out to kill trou- 
ble and make touring 
more than delightful. 
If you are not getting the highest efficiency out of your bat- 
tery, no matter what make, take your tale of woe to the show. 
The experts there will turn your sorrow into joy. 

* • * 

The driver who has had trouble with 
jacking up a car will appreciate the 
Weed Jack exhibit. 

The Weed Chain- Jack discloses very 
desirable operating features as com- 
pared with the usual handle-operated 
jack. 

To operate a Weed Chain- Jack it is 
not necessary to get down in a cramped 
position and grovel in mud and grease 
under a car to work a jack handle that 
is apt to fly up with unpleasant results. 

To lift a car with the Weed Chain- 
Jack, simply give a few pulls on its 
chain while you stand away from 
springs, tire carriers and other projec- 
tions. To lower the car, pull the chain 
in the opposite direction. 

Whether raising or lowering you are always out of harm's 
way. No knocking of head or soiling of clothes against springs 
or other projections. No skinning of knuckles or flying up of 
a handle. No chance of the car coming down, resulting in ser- 
ious injury. 

Once in place you never have to touch a Weed Chain- Jack. 
You do not have to crawl underneath to either raise or lower the 
car. and after the car is lowered you haul the jack out from 
under the car by the chain. 

The Weed Chain-Jack has a strong cap. providing the kind 
of support from which the axle will not slip, while a broad base 
prevents the jack from upsetting on uneven roads. 




Exide Batteries 




Weed Ch.in-J.ck 



The Hood tire display that is being made by 
the B. & D. Company at the show is worth 
while seeing. 

The cost of tires is one of the items that most 
prominently affect the cost of upkeep. 

The value of rubber is not easily explained 
when made into a tire. One has to see the 
construction. It is this in the Hood tires that 
the B. & D. Company is exhibiting to the visi- 
tors to the automobile show. 

The different treads, their efficiency, pur- 
pose and construction are laid before the pub- 
lic. 

* * * 

The Howard Automobile Company is plan- 
ning a special meeting of Buick distributors, 
and all is in readiness for a big meeting with 
prospects and selling plans for the topics of 
conversation. Other distributors are planning 
conferences. Among them are the Don Lee 
Company. Cadillac distributors, and H. V. Car- 
ter Company, Briscoe distributors. 



At fixed intervals open the drain cock at the bottom of the 

vacuum tank. Usually a few drops of water and rust flow 

before the gasoline starts running. The fact that it often will 

not flow until a wire is run through the drain cock shows there 

is foreign matter which may cause carburetion trouble. 

* * * 

There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
In a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over." and the prices are moderate. 




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W'0 

Jill San Francisco will be talking about 
this display of motor cars — and the impres- 
sive decorations at the Civic Auditorium. 
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February 16, 1918 



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Civic Auditorium, where Auto Show is to be held February 16th to 24th. 
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COLE-PACIFIC MOTOR COMPANY 



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OPEN CARS CLOSED CARS 
J. W. LEAVITT & COMPANY 



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CALIFORNIA MOTOR SALES COMPANY 
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ZENITH CARBURETOR I 

Official Service Station and Agents 

THE B AND D COMPANY, Inc. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 16, 1918 



INSURANCE 



D. B. Morgan, to whose guidance more than any other, prob- 
ably, the success of that prosperous company is due. was 
elected president of the Northern Life at the annual meeting of 
the directors. Mr. Morgan has been general manager of the 
Northern Life since the organization of the company, and has 
brought both ability and unswerving loyalty to the task of 
placing it upon a substantial footing, and this marked recogni- 
tion of his ability and worth will give general satisfaction to all 
who have the best interests of the Northern Life at heart. The 
other officers elected were Fred K. Struve. vice-president; T. 
M. Morgan, vice-president and actuary; James B. Eagleson, 
vice-president and medical director; Arthur P. Johnson, secre- 
tary; John F. Bamford. assistant to the president. 

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Acting upon the recommendations of a special committee 
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